The Church, the afterlife and the fate of the soul


Clarke, Peter D. and Claydon, Anthony M. (eds.) (2009) The Church, the afterlife and the fate of the soul, Boydell (Studies in Church History, 45 45).

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The impact of belief in the afterlife on the Church's history and evolution, and the manifold ways in which it has impacted on and been reflected in the lives, expectations, and aspirations of Christians across the centuries, is the central theme of this volume. By considering the whole chronological and geographic spread of the church's experience, these essays demonstrate the current excitement of scholarly study of the afterlife: and they frequently question such deeply held assumptions as the late development of purgatory in Christian thought, the divorce between the living and the dead in the western tradition after the sixteenth century, or the importance of post-death salvation in successful modern evangelism

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780954680954 (hardback)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 145483
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2010 08:32
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:06
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/145483

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