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Holiness Necessary for Future Blessedness

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians

Published in print May 1974 | ISBN: 9780198266389
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683022 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0005
Holiness Necessary for Future Blessedness

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This chapter describes the holiness necessary for future blessedness. The first section examines early Tractarian eschatology. The eschatology of the early Tractarians may best be understood as the extension to the future life of the emphasis which they placed on the doctrine of the Church and the necessity of sanctification. The revival of prayers for the departed was associated with both these themes. The second section looks at purgatory and prayers for the dead. The third section examines Lux Mundi. The publication of Lux Mundi in 1889 has long been considered a turning point of Anglican, and in particular Tractarian, theology, because of its contributors' acceptance of many of the conclusions of biblical criticism. The last section describes the torments of hell and the shadow of death.

Keywords: Tractarian eschatology; blessedness; purgatory; hell; death; holiness; Lux Mundi; future life

Chapter.  11301 words. 

Subjects: Christianity ; Christian Theology

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