Adin Ballou


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founder of the Hopedale Community, was originally a believer in Universalism, but withdrew to expound the doctrine of Restorationism, that all men will be ultimately restored to happiness in the future life. He published a magazine, the Independent Messenger (1831–39), and wrote such books as Practical Christian Socialism (1854) and Primitive Christianity and Its Corruptions (1870).

Subjects: Literature.

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