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Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — History by Period.

(in Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven. Recorded from Middle English, the word ultimately...

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Purgatory

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 115 words.

The doctrine of Purgatory, according to which the souls of the departed suffer for a time until they are purged

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Purgatory

Anca Bratu.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 485 words.

Purgatory gradually took shape after a very long maturation of ideas, beliefs and practices concerning the destiny of the Soul

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Purgatory

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 108 words.

In Christian theology of the Roman Catholic persuasion, Purgatory is a place or perhaps a state of being of the

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purgatory

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 304 words.

In Catholic doctrine, purgatory is the place and the state of temporal punishment, where those who have died in the

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Purgatory

Josef Finkenzeller.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 1232 words.

As described by Western theology, purgatory (Lat., purgatorium, from the verb purgare, meaning to cleanse or purify) refers

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Purgatory

Henry Chadwick.

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church

June 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 786 words.

This chapter discusses the debate about purgatory. To normal Latin view immediately on death souls received their reward, the damned to hell, the just to paradise, the imperfect to...

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Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls.

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 232 pages.

This book is a philosophical and theological exploration and defense of the doctrine of purgatory. After a historical overview of the development of the doctrine, it examines Protestant...

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Purgatory

Kathryn A. Edwards.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6854 words.

During the Renaissance and Reformations, purgatory was most commonly seen as one of three places, along with heaven or hell, where a soul could go after death, and it was visualized as much...

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Purgatory

Paul J. Griffiths.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 9856 words.

The English word “purgatory” is a technical term belonging to Christian doctrine. As such, it translates the Latin purgatorium and means “place of purification,” a place in which whatever...

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Purgatory

Paul J. Griffiths.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 9856 words.

The English word “purgatory” is a technical term belonging to Christian doctrine. As such, it translates the Latin purgatorium and means “place of purification,” a place in which whatever...

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Purgatory

Gerald Larner.

in Grove Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 217 words.

Opera in one act, op.18, by gordon Crosse after the play by William Butler Yeats; Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre, 7 July 1966.

Adapted by the composer from a short verse play by...

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Purgatory

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: W. B. Yeats Pf: 1938, Dublin Pb: 1939 G: Drama in 1 act;...

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purgatory <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 9 words.

m ˈpɐ:ɹɡǝˌtɒrǝɪ, -ǝtǝr-, -ǝtr-

sp purgatorie1, purgatory1

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Purgatory (Europe)

Arthur Cotterell.

in A Dictionary of World Mythology

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 104 words.

One of the most tenacious myths of the Middle Ages is Purgatory, whither prayer is supposed to send aid to

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On ‘Purgatory’

W.J. Mc Cormack.

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

June 1985; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11740 words.

Purgatory is a play that resembles a dialogue poem which W. B. Yeats wrote at various stages of his life. This chapter discusses Yeats' Purgatory, its allusion and implication to Irish...

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Saint Patrick's Purgatory

Anca Bratu.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 215 words.

Saint Patrick's Purgatory was one of the most celebrated visionary texts of the Middle Ages, written by an English

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Models of Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls.

in Purgatory

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 17464 words.

This chapter shows that there are different models of purgatory, or different ways of construing the primary purpose for it. On one end of the spectrum is the satisfaction model, which...

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The Bounds of Purgatory

Geoffrey Rowell.

in Hell and the Victorians

May 1974; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity; Christian Theology. 11503 words.

The passing of Catholic Emancipation in 1829 finally opened the way for these new forms of piety to be put into practice. The fact that purgatory was an integral part of eschatology, meant...

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St Patrick's Purgatory

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A place of pilgrimage on Station Island, Lough Derg, Co. Donegal, where Christ is supposed to have revealed to St Patrick an entrance to purgatory and the earthly paradise. The first...

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Hamlet in Purgatory

Stephen Greenblatt.

in Subjectivity

April 2007; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 12660 words.

This chapter argues that it is Shakespeare's Hamlet who is better suited as the modern representative of psychological interiority, instead of Sigmund Freud's Oedipus. It tests Jacques...

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