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Addendum here- Le Goff's book has been translated into English  by Arthur
Goldhammer --Birth of Purgatory, published by Chicago 1984. I admit to being
fascinated by the topic although lamentably *not* an expert. sharon


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Sharon Dale Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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From: "Uwe Weigand" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [M-R] Harrowing of Hell


> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
> May be the book
> Jaques Le Goff; La Naissance du Purgatoire. Paris 1981 (german: Die Geburt
> des Fegefeuers. Vom Wandel des Weltbildes im Mittelater. Stuttgart
> 1984/München 1990) help.
>
> Uwe Weigand
>
> > --- Marjorie Greene <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval
> > > religion and culture
> > >
> > > Doctissimi,
> > > I forward a question in hopes that you will provide
> > > answers, which, if forthcoming, will be forwarded to
> > > the Curious One.
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > MG
> > >
> > > >>The question is "What are the
> > > > > authoritative sources by which
> > > > > one might gage the theological meaning of the
> > > > > 'descent into hell' in the Middle
> > > > > Ages?"
> > > > > It's a
> > > > > matter of debate, I believe, just how orthodox
> > > or
> > > > > loosely the interpretation
> > > > > held? It evidentally was Hell itself, not
> > > > purgatory
> > > > > or limbo intended in this...
>
>
>
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