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I came across the following quote on the net.

"In the first five or six centuries of Christianity there were six theological schools, of which four (Alexandria, Antioch, Caesarea, and Edessa, or Nisibis) were Universalist, one (Ephesus) accepted conditional immortality; one (Carthage or Rome) taught endless punishment of the wicked. Other theological schools are mentioned as founded by Universalists, but their actual doctrine on this subject is not known."
"The Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge"
by Schaff-Herzog, 1908, volume 12, page 96

It seems that the author would be wrong in equating the school at edessa withthe scholl at nisibis.

Was the school at Nisibis "universalist"?
Shlama Akhi Michael,

I'm not sure what is meant by 'universalist.'

The Byzantine Emperor Zeno closed down the school of Edessa because it sided with the two-nature party in the Christological disputes. The dean, faculty and all the students moved into Persia and re-founded the school in Nisibin in Persian Territory (also spelled Nisibis.) Perhaps this is why the author connected the two schools.
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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Paul Younan Wrote:Shlama Akhi Michael,

I'm not sure what is meant by 'universalist.'

Hi Paul,
I understand it to mean that all people will eventually get to an endless blissful life in heaven. That no one will suffer for ever and ever in "hell".
There may be a few variations within universalism but I think this covers it?

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