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The birth of Purgatory

Author: Jacques Le Goff
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1984.
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Noting that the doctrine of Purgatory does not appear in the Latin theology of the West before the late twelfth century, the author identifies the profound social and intellectual changes which caused its widespread acceptance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Le Goff
ISBN: 0226470822 9780226470825 0226470830 9780226470832
OCLC Number: 9196464
Notes: Translation of: La naissance du purgatoire.
Description: ix, 430 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The third place --
Part One: The hereafter before Purgatory --
Ancient imaginings --
The fathers of Purgatory --
The early Middle Ages: doctrinal stagnation and the riot of imagination --
Part Two: The twelfth century: the birth of Purgatory --
The century of the great advance --
The fire of Purgatory --
"Locus Purgatorius": a place for purgation --
Purgatory between Sicily and Ireland --
The logic of Purgatory --
Part Three: The triumph of Purgatory --
The scholastic systematization --
Social victory: Purgatory and the cure of souls --
The poetic triumph: The Divina Commedia --
Why Purgatory?
Other Titles: Naissance du Purgatoire.
Responsibility: Jacques Le Goff ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

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Noting that the doctrine of Purgatory does not appear in the Latin theology of the West before the late twelfth century, the author identifies the profound social and intellectual changes which caused its widespread acceptance.

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