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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


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


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


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