Chapter

Conclusion

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199736041
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894628 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0009
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This chapter returns to the critical importance of Bede’s approach to purgatorial thinking and his willingness to confront Origen’s heretical views on the subject, as representing a formative and lasting contribution to purgatory’s early development, and as a critical juncture in the acceptance of the doctrine of purgatory as Catholic belief in the middle ages and beyond.

Keywords: Bede; Origen; purgatory; Catholic belief

Chapter.  2127 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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