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Heaven's purge : purgatory in late antiquity

Author: Isabel Moreira; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Heaven's Purge traces purgatory's roots in the texts and debates of late antiquity. Illuminating the varied perspectives on post-mortem purgation in late antiquity, Isabel Moreira challenges the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Moreira; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199736041 0199736049 9780199375011 0199375011
OCLC Number: 909965699
Description: VIII, [1], 313 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Purgatory in Late Antiquity ; Chapter One. Purgatory in Early Christian and Patristic Thought ; Chapter Two. Of Sons and Slaves: Violence and Correction in the Afterlife ; Chapter Three. O Purgatorium Caeleste!: Purging Body and Soul at St. Martin's Shrine ; Chapter Four. Purgation in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries ; Chapter Five. Purgatory, Penitentials, and the Irish Question ; Chapter Six. Purgatory in Bede and Boniface ; Chapter Seven. Missionary Eschatology and the Politics of Certainty ; Chapter Eight. Barbarians, Law Codes, and Purgatory ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Isabel Moreira.


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A book that is thoughtful, learned, and refreshingly independent-minded. She Moreira avoids the conventional explanations that have been advance by scholars since the Reformation... remarkable. * The Read more...

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