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Sep 09, Stephen Cranney rated it it was ok Shelves: Le Goff argues that the doctrine of Purgatory did not appear in the Latin theology of the West before the late twelfth century, that the word purgatorium did not exist until then.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Scolar Press- Purgatory – pages. This book seems to be a collection of undigested reading notes on obscure theologians, except that undigested reading notes would probably have been better organized.

The Birth of Purgatory

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An excellent, thoroughly-researched history of purgatiry. Jan 19, Justin Evans rated it it was ok Shelves: To ask other readers questions about The Birth of Purgatoryplease sign up.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. No trivia or quizzes yet. Gofv 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. Arthur Goldhammer Goodreads Author Translation. 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.

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Interesting in so far as you can really get a feel for how a particular doctrine or idea, or movement, etc comes into being, how it gets defined and how the various attitudes toward it while it develops end up affecting the end result.

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One of the most illustrious of French medievalists, he brings to this important study a notable breath of vision, using sources that range from anthropology to narratives of journeys through the other world, and recreating the intellectual and imaginative texture of an age.

Boris rated it lurgatory was amazing Aug 02, Le Goff argues that the doctrine of Purgatory did not appear in the Latin the In The Birth of PurgatoryJacques Le Goff, the brilliant medievalist and renowned Annales historian, is concerned not with theological discussion but with the growth of an idea, with the relation between belief and society, with mental structures, and with the historical role of the imagination.

Sep 27, Max rated it really liked it Shelves: About Contact News Giving to the Press. University of Chicago Press: Long, many times entertanining, a few times boring, but to the point and concise. Account Options Sign in.

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In The Birth of PurgatoryJacques Le Goff, the brilliant medievalist and renowned Annales historian, is concerned not with theological discussion but with the growth of an idea, with the relation between belief and society, with mental structures, and with the historical role of the imagination.

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Not to diminish the appeal of purgatory as a subject to explore but University of Chicago PressDec 15, – History – pages.

Sep 15, Barbara D. In The Birth of PurgatoryJacques Le Goff, the brilliant medievalist and renowned Annales historian, is concerned not with theological discussion but with the growth of an idea, with the relation between belief and society, with mental structures, and with the jacquess role of the imagination.

Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: Geert Claassens rated it it was amazing Jan 28, His central point is that the doctrine Purgatory does not appear in the Latin theology of the West before the late twelfth century. Feb 25, Sarah rated it liked it.

Le Goff govf brillant. The Kacques Middle Ages: He is a master of first-source research, filling each page with extensive details and documentation from the private back rooms of little known libraries in France.

Miroslav rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Marmott79 rated it it was amazing Aug 06, 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.

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