Gnosticism And Christian Universalism

The Heidelblog | 12/6/2019 | Staff
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Universal salvation (or universalism) seems to have first emerged as a distinct religious doctrine among Christian gnostic teachers in or around Alexandria, Egypt, during the early to mid-second century CE, several decades before the influential and well-known Christian author Origen (ca. 185-251)… Two leading historians of Christian universalism During the nineteenth century, Hosea Ballou II and Richard Eddy, both claimed the second-century gnostic thinkers of Alexandria, Egypt, as their forebears. Eddy, who like Ballou was both a universalist himself and a...
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