Universalism U`ni*ver"sal*ism, n. [Cf. F. universalisme.] (Theol.) The doctrine or belief that all men will be saved, or made happy, in the future state. [1913 Webster]

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  • Universalism —    In Protestant theological discourse, Universalism holds that all humans will eventually become heirs of the salvation offered in Christ, some immediately after death and others after a period of recompense for their sin. Universalism arose out …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

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  • universalism — noun a) the theological belief that all souls can attain salvation b) the state of being universal See Also: universe, universal, universally …   Wiktionary

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