Definitions for universalismˌyu nəˈvɜr səˌlɪz əm
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u•ni•ver•sal•ismˌyu nəˈvɜr səˌlɪz əm(n.)
universal character; universality.
a universal range of knowledge, interests, or activities.
(cap.) the doctrine that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls.
Origin of universalism:
the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved
The state of being universal; universality.
The theological belief that all souls can attain salvation.
A part of Unitarian Universalism.
A doctrine of universal salvation.
The religion of the Universalist Church of America.
the doctrine or belief that all men will be saved, or made happy, in the future state
Universalism refers to religious, theological, and philosophical concepts with universal application or applicability. Universalism is a term used to identify particular doctrines considering all people in their formation. In a broad sense, universalism claims that religion is a universal human quality. This can be contrasted with non-universalist religions. Religion in this context is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. In unorthadox Christianity, universal reconciliation is the doctrine that all sinful and alienated human souls—because of divine love and mercy—will ultimately be reconciled to God. Unitarian Universalism believes that religion is a universal human quality, emphasizing the universal principles of most religions and accepting other religions in an inclusive manner, believing in a universal reconciliation between humanity and the divine. Universalism has had a strong influence on modern Hinduism, in turn influencing western modern spirituality.
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