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Gregory the Great: Order in Chaos

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/9781501707803.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Gregory the Great’s doctrine of hell. Gregory’s account of postmortem punishment reveals how as pope he declares dogma, as a scholar he expounds theology, and as a preacher he ... More


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