Universal restoration

(Theol.) the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God to a state of happiness; universal salvation.

See also: Restoration

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She insists instead that "God is the agent of the eschatological universal restoration" (13).
Her essay, "Apokatastasis in Coptic Gnostic Texts from Nag Hammadi and Clement's and Origen's Apokatastasis: Toward an Assessment of the Origin of the Doctrine of Universal Restoration," Journal of Coptic Studies 14 (2012) 33-45, denies that "Coptic Gnostic texts" teach "universal salvation," and yet her cited sources do not allow a definitive conclusion.
Konstantinovsky, Evagrius Ponticus: The Making of a Gnostic (Famham, UK: Ashgate, 2009) 153-78; with Augustine Casiday, "Universal Restoration in Evagrius Ponticus' 'Great Letter,"' in Studia patristica, vol.
On January 22, 1781, some members from the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia met with their freshly minted pastor, Elhanan Winchester, and asked him to speak plainly about his views on universal restoration. Winchester confessed his recent conversion to universalism, though he also claimed that he had not spoken with many church members about the controversial topic.
Over the next sixteen years, Winchester emerged as a leading proponent of universal restoration. (9) His views spread all over the Northeast, leading to considerable conflict among the Baptists in particular.
(16) At this point, Winchester later claimed he was "half a convert" to the doctrine of universal restoration. (17) His ministry at the church lasted beyond the initial six-month commitment, but just barely; by May 1781 he had lost his pulpit due to his universalism.
Winchester did not reject Calvinism for universalism, but rather rejected High Calvinism for Arminianism, though his commitment to universal penal substitionary atonement encouraged him to eventually affirm universal restoration.
Her utopia resists the simple gender inversion of "woman on top" in favour of a reordering of the relationship between contemplation and action which in turn is equated with a universal restoration of the state of nature (non-Hobbesian variety).
The influence of Origen and of the classical tradition is not limited to those passages where Gregory appears to espouse a doctrine of universal restoration. The whole structure of the work especially up to the end of chapter 32 is designed on principles that reflect two basically classical concerns, (i) the divine `fittingness' or [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and (ii) the essentially medicinal nature of punishment.
This means that in the first place, at least in this work, Gregory holds to a doctrine of universal restoration of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
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