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When Purgatory Was a Place on Earth: The Purgatory Cave on The Red Lake in Ireland

Diana Walsh Pasulka

in Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780195382020
eISBN:
9780190206826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382020.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter utilizes sources such as medieval world maps, chronicles, and Irish bard poetry to reveal that a purgatory cave was a popular destination for medieval Europeans. The cave in Ireland was ... More


Otherworlds and the Afterlife

Aisling Byrne

in Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198746003
eISBN:
9780191808708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746003.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

Although depictions of the afterlife constitute a ‘special case’ in having a clearly defined meaning derived from an ideology external to the text, they also share much imaginative and thematic ... More


Lough Derg: “Heretical Around the Edges…” Moving Purgatory off the Earth

Diana Walsh Pasulka

in Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780195382020
eISBN:
9780190206826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382020.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the discussions about the location of purgatory in the works of medieval scholastics such as William of Auvergne and Thomas Aquinas. It also examines representations of ... More


Introduction: The Problem With Purgatory

Diana Walsh Pasulka

in Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780195382020
eISBN:
9780190206826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382020.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introduction provides an overview of the problem that purgatory’s materiality has presented throughout its history. It frames the problem as an issue of the materiality of religion, the contours ... More


The Anonymous Marie de France

R. Bloch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. It considers all of the writing ascribed to ... More


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