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u·ni·ver·sal·ism

 (yo͞o′nə-vûr′sə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Universalism The doctrine, held especially by some Christian groups, that all people will eventually be saved.
2. The condition of being universal, as in range or application; universality: the universalism of a signaling system in human cells.
3. The belief that a particular theory or religion has universal application and is not limited in scope.

u′ni·ver′s·alist adj. & n.

universalist

(ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəlɪst)
n
a person who has a wide range of interests, knowledge, activities, etc
adj
characterized by universality
ˌuniˌversalˈistic adj

u•ni•ver•sal•ist

(ˌyu nəˈvɜr sə lɪst)

n.
1. a person characterized by universalism, as in knowledge, interests, or activities.
2. (cap.) a member of a liberal religious denomination advocating Universalism. Compare Unitarian Universalist.
adj.
3. (cap.) Also, U`ni•ver`sal•is′tic. of or pertaining to Universalism or Universalists.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.universalist - of or relating to or tending toward universalism
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
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Very fitly therefore I assert that every man is a partialist, that nature secures him as an instrument by self-conceit, preventing the tendencies to religion and science; and now further assert, that, each man's genius being nearly and affectionately explored, he is justified in his individuality, as his nature is found to be immense; and now I add that every man is a universalist also, and, as our earth, whilst it spins on its own axis, spins all the time around the sun through the celestial spaces, so the least of its rational children, the most dedicated to his private affair, works out, though as it were under a disguise, the universal problem.
When an itinerant priest of the persuasion of the Methodists, Baptists, Universalists, or of the more numerous sect of the Presbyterians, was accidentally in the neighborhood, he was ordinarily invited to officiate, and was commonly rewarded for his services by a collection in a hat, before the congregation separated.
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AS A UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Minister and advocate for women's health rights and justice, I found this latest issue of Conscience truly insightful.
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There will be a memorial service for friends and relatives to share memories of Donna, on Saturday April 25 at 11:30 AM at the Murray Unitarian Universalist Church sanctuary in Attleboro followed by a reception in the Unity Room.
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Elhanan Winchester has been called "the most significant Universalist of the later eighteenth century" and "the most eminent for general learning and for intellectual grasp, fertility, and power.