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The development of the idea of limbo in the Middle Ages

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The medieval period witnessed many attempts at organization, of both the mundane and sacred spheres. The otherworldy realms of heaven and hell are familiar to the modern reader, as is purgatory, but it was during the middle ages that the existence of another realm, limbo, was posited. This realm had its beginnings in questions of Christology and the extent to which Christian salvation could or could not be extended to non-Christian peoples. Its development was also shaped by questions of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
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Author
Publication date:
1997
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602335617
URN:
uuid:669bc6d5-edbb-4642-88e6-426600e6ed27
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Language:
English
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