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Apocatastasis: The Heresy That Never Was

When first presented with the universalist hope, many Orthodox and Roman Catholics imme­diately invoke the authority of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (A.D. 553), citing the fifteen anti-Origenist anathemas: “Apokatastasis has been dogmatically defined by the Church as heresy—see canon 1 … Continue reading

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Apocatastasis: The Heresy That Never Was

This article has been revised, updated, and republished as “Apocatastasis: The Heresy That Never Was.” Please visit the new page.  When first presented with the universalist hope, many Orthodox and Roman Catholics imme­diately invoke the authority of the Fifth Ecumenical … Continue reading

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The Dogmatic Status of Apokatastasis

In both The Orthodox Church and his essay “Dogma and Dogmatic Theology,” Fr Sergius Bulgakov men­tions eschatology as a relatively unexplored topic of theology open to dogmatic definition, the implication being that standard Orthodox teaching on eschato­logical matters can only … Continue reading

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