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The Birth of Purgatory

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Paperbackpages. Le Goff est brillant. Great book, still a must read purgqtory any studies on purgatory. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Gateway to the Ov Meredith Oda. Overall, a good read, but I am left with many quest A solid introduction into the history of Purgatory as an idea; however, it is not the most straightforward about its sources or how exactly some of the conclusions were formed.


Purgatorium The History of a Word.

His central point is that the doctrine Purgatory does not appear in the Latin theology of the West before the late twelfth century. Even though the author mainly researches the 4th to 14th century’s evolution of the purgatory, the style is same as in all other Le Goff’s books: Jacques LeGoff is concerned not with the theological He shows that the growth of a belief in an intermediate place between Heaven and Hell was closely bound up with profound changes in the social and jwcques reality of the Middle Ages.

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The Birth of Purgatory by Jacques Le Goff

The Fire of Purgatory. However, Le Goff’s insistence that purgatory is only goft “born” in the 12th century with its emergence from scholastic minds as a concrete “place” can at times limit the subject too drastically, and it also ignores what might have been much earlier, fully-mature understandings of purgatory in Christian history. Most of my purhatory reading it probably had to do with my limited knowledge of medieval catholic theology, but honestly the details of what was being discussed wasn’t as interesting as the process being described.


As a part of my historical studies on Purgatory, this book have tremendously helped me understand the subject.

He shows that the growth of a belief in an intermediate place between Heaven and Hell was closely bound up with profound changes in the social and intellectual reality of the Middle Ages. The Fathers of Purgatory. The Birth of Purgatory. Jacques Le Goff is by all accounts a very important historian. The History of a Word Appendix 3.

Feb 25, Sarah rated it liked it. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Divina Commedia Why Purgatory? This change in the geography of the other world, in LeGoff’s view, altered time in the afterlife and hence the link between earthly, historical, and eschatological time, bringing about a gradual but crucial intellectual revolutionThroughout, LeGoff makes use of a wealth of archival material, much of which he has translated for the first time.

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