The Holy St. Gregory of Nyssa, the “Father of the Fathers” believed and hoped for the Restoration of all in Christ at the end of time. St Gregory the Theologian Intimated the possibility as well, as also did St. Maximus the Confessor.
I understand that St. Gregory of Nyssa’s apocatastasis was different than Origens, because it denied the pre-existence of souls and assereted the Role of the body in salvation.
Can a Catholic hope and pray for this and make it a personal belief without preaching it to others?
THere seems to be alot of scripture and tradition in favor of this view.
Is the Foundational principle of this belief, namely, that all God’s punishments are remedial and for our ultimate benefit flawed?
I was thinking the way to Synthesize the traditional and untraditional views on this could be if we accept the temporality of the Punishments we suffer immediately after death up to the ressurection, and in the ressurection all flesh would be given an oppurtunity to acknowledge Christ as God of all, but the obstinate would be punished eternally by their failure to accept the divine life, and their constant exposure to the loving presence of God.
But if the first Principle i mentio above is TRUE, then the apocatastasis is inevitable. (?)