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Rev. J.W. Hanson's:

"UNIVERSALISM:
THE PREVAILING DOCTRINE
OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
DURING ITS FIRST FIVE HUNDRED YEARS "

...and showing the influence of Greek Mythology
and pagan philosophy on Christian Doctrine.



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MAIN CONTENTS.

Universalism: The Prevailing Doctrine

UNIVERSALISM IN THE EARLY CENTURIES.
I. The Earliest Creeds.
II. Early Christianity A Cheerful Religion.
III. Origin of Endless Punishment.
IV. Doctrines of "Mitigation" and of "Reserve."
V. Two Kindred Topics.
VI. The Apostles' Immediate Successors.
VII. Three Gnostic Sects.
VIII. The Sibylline Oracles.
IX. PantŠnus and Clement.
X. Origen.
XI. Origen--Continued.
XII. The Eulogists of Origen.
XIII. A Third Century Group.
XIV. Minor Authorities.
XV Gregory Nazianzen.
XVI. Theodore of Mopsuestia and the Nestorians.
XVII. A Notable Family.
XVIII. Additional Authorities.
XIX. The Deterioration of Christian Thought.
XX. Augustine--Deterioration Continued.
XXI. Unsuccessful Attempts to Suppress Universalism.
XXII. The Eclipse of Universalism.
XXIII. Summary of Conclusions.

Also see:

Universal Salvation
By Rev. Arthur Chambers

Everlasting Punishment (Article)

The Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD