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Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Isabel Moreira

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This study explores the early history of purgatory as it developed from the first to the eighth centuries. Approaching the subject from a variety of angles, the book examines how ideas of post-mortem ... More


Introduction: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that the early history of purgatory must be discussed on its own terms and not as a precursor to later medieval Catholic doctrine. It explains the use of the term “purgatory.” It ... More


Purgatory in Early Christian and Patristic Thought

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter identifies some of the earliest Christian texts to describe purgation as part of the Christian afterlife and examines the interpretation placed on them by patristic authors from Origen ... More


Purgatory, Penitentials, and the Irish Question

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter challenges a school of thought that proposes that purgatory emerged in the seventh century as a result of the contact of Mediterranean Christianity with Irish religious culture. It gives ... More


Purgatory in Bede and Boniface

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how purgatory was described and understood in the works of Bede and Boniface. Particular attention is given to Bede as the author of works in which purgatory was given ... More


Conclusion

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter returns to the critical importance of Bede’s approach to purgatorial thinking and his willingness to confront Origen’s heretical views on the subject, as representing a formative and ... More


Poeticism in Pre-Conquest Anglo-Latin Prose

Michael Lapidge

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is primarily concerned with Anglo-Latin prose: that is to say, Latin prose composed in Anglo-Saxon England between roughly 650 and 1050. It poses the question of the extent to which ... More


The Varieties of Bede’s Prose

Richard Sharpe

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bede’s reputation has never stood higher than today. The range of his writings is considerable. Bede composed Latin verse, the climax of secondary school education. His language has been little ... More


Prosperity and Power in the Age of Bede and Beowulf: RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY

J. R. MADDICOTT

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the evidence for rural wealth in the seventh and eighth centuries in the country which was to become England. It demonstrates that the expansion of international trade and the ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Library

Michael Lapidge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of ... More


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