The persistence of purgatory (Book, 1995) []
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The persistence of purgatory

The persistence of purgatory

Author: Richard K Fenn
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Taking his cue from Heaven: A History by McDannell and Lang, Fenn in this stimulating and provocative essay makes apposite connections between theological doctrine and a ubiquitous modern  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Fenn
ISBN: 0521550394 9780521550390 0521568552 9780521568555
OCLC Number: 32200349
Description: viii, 209 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : testing claims to grace : the intensification of time --
Silent anguish : distinguishing the cure for soul-loss from the disease --
Purgatory as a way of life : time as the essence of the soul --
The modern self emerges : Baxter Locke, and the prospect of heaven --
Locke, reason, and the soul --
The American purgatory and the state --
Protestants and Catholics in the American purgatory --
Charles Dickens in the American purgatory : the eternal foreground.
Responsibility: Richard K. Fenn.
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