19Purg1to3W11 - Purgatory 1-3 Hells silence Spatial...

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Purgatory 1-3 Hell’s silence Spatial relation of Hell and Purgatory Thematic relation of Hell and Purgatory Ulysses’ journey Limbo Fathers and sons Purgatorial themes Time (liturgy, nostalgia, redemption) Bodies Personalities: Cato Casella Virgil Manfred 1
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A new perspective 2
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Purgatory • A new place – frst pontifcal defnition: 1254 – Council oF Lyons: 1274 • We believe . .. that the souls, by the puriFying compensation are purged aFter death 4
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Purgatory and time • A new place – a doctrine that developed over time – because of new concepts of time • a mercantile society • a banking society • not the seasonal, circular time of agriculture, but progressive, proFt-making hours (Jacques Le Goff, The Birth of Purgatory ) 5
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Purgatory: intermediate • A new place – idea of the intermediate • between death and Last Judgment • between time and eternity • the gray area – efFcacy of intercessory prayer • a link to the living – indulgences (Jubilee year) 6
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course ITALIAN 333 taught by Professor Cornish during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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19Purg1to3W11 - Purgatory 1-3 Hells silence Spatial...

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