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n.1.One who believes in a temporary future punishment and a final restoration of all to the favor and presence of God; a Universalist.
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37) Charismatic religious activity and restorationist denominations developed and began to transform the religious landscape, appealing especially to working-class southerners, and mainline denominations adopted fundamentalism.
This more positive approach was significantly retrenched by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI in their restorationist efforts, but now with the winds of Vatican II once again blowing strongly behind our backs, encouraged by "Everybody's Pope" Francis, that open enthusiasm is flowing around the world once more.
The religious group, which originated in the USA in the late 19th century, are classed as a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination, who count the bible as the true voice of God and only believe in ideas and values that agree with its teachings.
Mormonism is a restorationist movement with an exclusivist, sectarian ethos: adherents present the movement as the reestablishment of original Christianity by unique revelation to Joseph Smith after centuries of apostasy.
In the coming year a profound struggle will no doubt emerge with forces determined to resurrect Cold War-era spending to counteract Russian President Vladimir Putin's restorationist visions.
There is a growing restorationist movement that wants continuity with the '50s, not the early church.
This re-appreciation of the 1950s fits the larger, restorationist theme that runs through both Lind's and Dionne's readings of the past.
The Rajapaksas waged the Fourth Eelam War as the main axis of a restorationist project, to give back to the Sinhala race the place of dominance it enjoyed since 1956 and lost in 1987 due to the intervention of an external force, India.
Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968.
On another occasion, Garcia Linera expressly referred to the matter, saying that "the protests originally had a social content, but a restorationist political manipulation and directionality by the old, rightist conservative regime, oriented toward overthrowing the government, was overlaid on that social content.
nonresistance among Moravians and other restorationist renewal movements.
In regard to Gottfried Keller, Gratz concentrates on four segments of Der grune Heinrich: Frau Margret's junk shop, a busy pre-Enlightenment, pre-Romantic place of contingency making the obsolete lively and fascinating and generating storytelling; the portrait of Meret, where art, pretending to preserve memory, represses abuse and misery; the episode with Dortchen Schonfund, with its aesthetics emancipated by the Feuerbachian critique of religion that remains without consequence in Heinrich's life; and the historicist pageant in Munich, to which Gratz applies a lengthy, illuminating discussion in the context of the historicism artfully promoted by Ludwig I to nationalist and restorationist ends, overwrought and epigonal.