Ilaria Ramelli: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis

Ilaria Ramelli: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis

In this extensive work of scholarly literature Dr. Ilaria Ramelli goes into detail with the classical doctrine of universal restitution (apokatastasis) as it is found from the New Testament until the middle ages ...
Ramelli & Konstan: Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts

Ramelli & Konstan: Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts

The words translated "eternal", "eternity" or "forever" in traditional Bible translations do not, in fact, mean eternity or eternal in the sense of endless duration, but "age" or "age-enduring" ...
Gregory of Nyssa (335-395 AD)

Gregory of Nyssa (335-395 AD)

"God will be both all and in all. God's nature will become all to us and will take the place of all, distributing itself in a way that will be suitable to the needs of that life." - Gregory of Nyssa (335-395 AD) ...
Clement of Alexandria (150-215 AD)

Clement of Alexandria (150-215 AD)

”God’s punishments are saving and disciplinary, leading to conversion, and choosing rather the repentance than the death of a sinner”–Clement of Alexandria ...
Church Fathers on salvation

Church Fathers on salvation

“The mass of men (Christians) say there is to be an end to punishment and to those who are punished.” — St. Basil the Great “There are very many in our day, who though not denying the Holy Scriptures, do not believe in endless torments.” — Augustine (354-430 A.D.) “For ...
Origen (184-253 AD): "God will be “all in all”"

Origen (184-253 AD): "God will be “all in all”"

"“Stronger than all the evils in the soul is the Word, and the healing power that dwells in him, and this healing He applies, according to the will of God, to everyman. The consummation of all things is the destruction of evil…" ...