apocatastasis

or ap·o·ka·tas·ta·sis

[ap-oh-kuh-tas-tuh-sis]
noun
  1. the state of being restored or reestablished; restitution.
  2. the doctrine that Satan and all sinners will ultimately be restored to God.

Origin of apocatastasis

1670–80; < Latin < Greek: a setting up again. See apo-, catastasis
Related formsap·o·cat·a·stat·ic [ap-uh-kat-uh-stat-ik] /ˌæp əˌkæt əˈstæt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of apocatastasis

  • What else but this is that atrocity of the eternal pains of hell, which agrees so ill with the Pauline apocatastasis?

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno

  • We will discuss this more fully, however, in the next chapter on the apocatastasis or beatific union.

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno

  • This splendid dream of the final solidarity of mankind is the Pauline anacefaleosis and apocatastasis.

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno

  • And what is this cosmic dream of Bonnefon's but the plastic representation of the Pauline apocatastasis?

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno

  • The apocatastasis is more than a mystical dream: it is a rule of action, it is a beacon beckoning us to high exploits.

    Tragic Sense Of Life

    Miguel de Unamuno