Restorationists, in Church history, the followers of Origen in the opinion that after a certain purgation proportionate to their delinquencies all will be restored to God's favor and to paradise. In the Middle Ages,, the Brethren of the Free Spirit held this doctrine; at the time of the Reformation it was taught by the Anabaptists and in the 18th century by the Rationalists.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.