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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780199736041 0199736049 9780199375011 0199375011|
|Description:||viii, 310 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Purgatory in early Christian and patristic thought --
Of sons and slaves : violence and correction in the afterlife --
O purgatorium caeleste! : purging body and soul at St. Martin's shrine --
Purgation in the sixth and seventh centuries --
Purgatory, penitentials, and the Irish question --
Purgatory in Bede and Boniface --
Missionary eschatology and the politics of certainty --
Barbarians, law codes, and purgatory.
...an interesting and thought-provoking book which has much to recommend it...informative and illuminating. Historians of late antiquity as well as historians of Christianity more generally willl