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Purgatory

Josef Finkenzeller

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780195064933
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780195187571
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As described by Western theology, purgatory (Lat., purgatorium, from the verb purgare, meaning to cleanse or purify) refers

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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