from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Theology The doctrine of universal salvation.
- n. Unitarian Universalism.
- n. The condition of being universal; universality.
- n. A universal scope or range, as of knowledge.
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- n. The state of being universal; universality.
- n. The theological belief that all souls can attain salvation.
- n. this sense?) A part of Unitarian Universalism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine or belief that all men will be saved, or made happy, in the future state.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine or belief of Universalists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved
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Moreover, this universalism is the source of Alroy's military success.
The language of moral universalism is widely and repeatedly invoked as a cudgel with which to condemn Western policies, especially as they concern countries in the so-called “Third World” (and often justifiably so).
This collapsing of historical specificity and political difference — so central to the 1940s faith in universalism and "normality" — stands in sharp contrast to Monty's potentially fascist insistence on ethnic differences and boundary-keeping.
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a leading conservative evangelical, wrote that in the video Mr. Bell "affirms what can only be described as universalism," the belief that ultimately all people are "saved."
There were people like Kabir Tulasi, Dadu Nanak and Peepa were propagating the idea of universalism of all faith.
The second major contribution made by the presence of the Church is what we might in shorthand call universalism - not in the technical theological sense, but simply meaning the conviction that every human agent is involved in either creating or frustrating a common good that relates to the whole human race.
The so-called universalism of the fashionable Left's values for not all of them are like this is laid bare by the sheer contradiction of the argument Steel makes.
So while Arminianism offers us a spurious universalism, which is at best a universalism of opportunity, Calvinism offers us the true universalism in the salvation of the race.
Nay, as I pointed out in my essay on "The Gods of Germany," the very first words of the Bible, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth," strike a magnificent note of universalism, which is sustained in the derivation of all humanity from Adam, and again from Noah, with one original language.
But even more, the furor stems from the reaction of many Evangelical Christians to a promotional video that Bell prepared in advance of the book in which he seems to advocate a position many call "universalism," the belief that God will ultimately redeem all people, leaving none to suffer the fires of hell.