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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


‘The lost British lamb’: Religion and National Identity among English, Welsh, and Scottish Catholics 1

Christopher Highley

in Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533404
eISBN:
9780191714726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533404.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

‘The lost British lamb’: Religion and National Identity among English, Welsh, and Scottish Catholics carries the argument beyond the fashioning of English Catholic identity in response to Protestant ... More


The Changing Face of Sodom, Part I: The Latin Tradition

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapters 4 and 5 constitute another pair of chapters, but this time the argument is that critics have been premature in finding evidence of same‐sex activity. Chapter 4 begins with a review of the ... More


The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Kathy Lavezzo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

England during the Middle Ages was at the forefront of European antisemitism. It was in medieval Norwich that the notorious “blood libel” was first introduced when a resident accused the city's ... More


A Short History 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/9780199732296.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the development of the doctrine of purgatory from biblical and Patristic sources, through the present. It gives special attention to the medieval period, when the doctrine was ... More


Bede’s Chronica Maiora: Early Insular History in a Universal Context

Diarmuid Scully

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the early insular history of Bede's Chronica Maiora in a universal context. It considers Bede's treatment of salvation history in the Chronica Maiora's account of the ... More


Trouble at the White House: Anglo-Irish Relations and the Cult of St Martin

Juliet Mullins

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the doubtful issues in Bede's account of the pre-Viking history of Britain and Ireland in his Historia Ecclesiastica (HE). It focuses on the section of the HE where Bede ... More


Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

Ní Máire Mhaonaigh

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the historical accounts of Viking raids in Ireland and Britain during the last years of the eighth century or the early years of the ninth. It compares the accounts of Bede and ... More


Writing the Welsh Borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England

Lindy Brady

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994198
eISBN:
9781526128386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994198.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England is the first study of the Anglo-Welsh border region in the period before the Norman arrival in England, from the fifth to the twelfth centuries. ... More


Candlemas

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at once a festival of Christ and of his mother, was installed upon February 2. It took a long time to develop and its origins are obscure. It is first ... More


Blood Month and Virgin Queen

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0038
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Ireland until the nineteenth century, the feast of Martinmas remained tinged with the ritual connotations mentioned by Bede, for in most of the west of the island, and some places in the east, it ... More


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