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Purgatory: a burning issue?

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Niekerk, E. (Prof.) en O'Brien, Jerome en 2009-08-25T11:00:09Z 2009-08-25T11:00:09Z 2009-08-25T11:00:09Z 2007-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation O'Brien, Jerome (2009) Purgatory: a burning issue?, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The thesis explores the subject of purgatory and its relative value for modern people. It summarises: 1. The manner in which biblical texts used to underpin the doctrine; 2. The history of the doctrine within the Roman Catholic Church and the reaction to it during the Reformation and beyond; and 3. Contemporary formulations of purgatory and purgatory-like ideas. The thesis argues, from several perspectives, that a modern formulation of the doctrine is: 1. Reasonable; 2. Biblically consistent; 3. Meets the criteria of an established Tradition at practice within the Church; and 4. Is capable of assisting people in understanding and appreciating the existential questions of death and the after life. The thesis is approached from the angle of a Legal Counsel presenting an argument for acceptance of the thesis. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (160 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject parousia en
dc.subject universalism en
dc.subject human suffering en
dc.subject theodicy en
dc.subject grace en
dc.subject justification by faith en
dc.subject soul en
dc.subject progress of the soul en
dc.subject role of tradition en
dc.subject amelioration of sin en
dc.subject sanctification en
dc.subject after life en
dc.subject intermediate state en
dc.subject purgatory en
dc.subject Eschatology en
dc.subject.ddc 236
dc.subject.lcsh Catholic Church-- Doctrines--History
dc.subject.lcsh Protestant churches-- Doctrines
dc.subject.lcsh Eschatology-- Biblical teaching
dc.subject.lcsh Eschatology-- History of doctrines
dc.subject.lcsh Purgatory-- History of doctrines
dc.title Purgatory: a burning issue? en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department SYS THEOLOGY and THEOL ETHICS en MTH (SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY) en

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