Definitions

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  • n. The doctrine that one day, all free creatures will share in the grace of salvation.
  • n. Restitution, restoration or reestablishment.
  • n. Return to a previous condition.
  • n. Return to the same apparent position, completion of a period of revolution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Reëstablishment; full restoration; final restitution. Used specifically to denote—

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Examples

  • Now, theoretically, it ought to be possible to make sort of a real chili cassoulet slow roasted and annealed in the oven until the beef chunks, red kidney beans, anchos, cumin, salt onion and garlic seem ready for the apocatastasis of posterity.

    To bean or not to bean | Homesick Texan

  • The great restoration, the apocatastasis, has begun with what we shall celebrate tonight: Jesus' resurrection from the dead.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Yet I am as I am, your own race having made us so before the apocatastasis.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • St. Gregory of Nyssa, went astray on individual points; the former in regard to the baptism of heretics, the latter in the matter of apocatastasis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • For it is only when we discover the living link which bound them to the Apostolic Tradition of which they are witnesses, that we shall understand their writings and establish the heterodoxy of some passages, as for instance, the Origenistic apocatastasis in the writings of Gregory of Nyssa.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • The notions of praying somebody out of hell and universalism / apocatastasis are heretical because they violate free will.

    A conservative blog for peace

  • [_apocatastasis_] will take place of demons and impious men, let him be anathema.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

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