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Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Jerry L. Walls

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a philosophical and theological exploration and defense of the doctrine of purgatory. After a historical overview of the development of the doctrine, it examines Protestant objections to ... More


Introduction

Bridget Morris (ed.)

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume II: Liber Caelestis, Books IV–V

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195166262
eISBN:
9780199868223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166262.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Book IV includes private devotions, meditations, and autobiographical details, with many images drawn from St. Birgitta's own domestic world. Many of the important revelations deal with justice, ... More


Religious Life and Devotions

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In rejecting the Protestant doctrine of justification by grace alone, the Counter‐Reformation reinforced the necessity of good works as the means toward salvation. This led women mystics to develop ... More


Conclusion

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter argues that all three Abrahamic religions professed a belief in hell, whether they called it Gehinnom, Gehenna, or Jahannam, and all three successfully resisted similar ... More


Models of Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter shows that there are different models of purgatory, or different ways of construing the primary purpose for it. On one end of the spectrum is the satisfaction model, which understands ... More


John Frith

CARL R. TRUEMAN

in Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263524
eISBN:
9780191682599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263524.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter discusses John Frith and his theology. The first section examines his early writings. The second section looks at his life before imprisonment. The third section examines his life in ... More


Holiness Necessary for Future Blessedness

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter describes the holiness necessary for future blessedness. The first section examines early Tractarian eschatology. The eschatology of the early Tractarians may best be understood as the ... More


The Bounds of Purgatory

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

The passing of Catholic Emancipation in 1829 finally opened the way for these new forms of piety to be put into practice. The fact that purgatory was an integral part of eschatology, meant that the ... More


The Song Transformation of Chinese Religious Culture

Richard von Glahn

in The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The rise of the Song dynasty was accompanied by epochal changes in all aspects of Chinese society and culture, changes that reshaped religious life. The vernacular religious universe on the eve of ... More


Calibrated Justice and Purgatorial Fire

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the concept of purgatory. A temporary, therapeutic system of punishment after death that progressively cleanses sinners and thereby permits them to enter heaven did not come to ... More


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