Reli. Notes 11

Reli. Notes 11 - o Permanent destination for infants who...

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Medieval Christianity Intermediate states: o Only after Last Judgment would people be consigned to ultimate fates o In the mean time we can wait: Limbo: Place within hell for unsaved who still don’t deserve eternal punishment Limbo of Patriarchs: o Good, but died before Jesus died Harrowing of Hell: o What did Jesus do before resurrection? o How can good people of Hebrew Bible get to heaven? o Theme of virile Jesus finally (Apostles’ Creed: “He descended into hell”) Limbo of the Infants:
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Unformatted text preview: o Permanent destination for infants who died before baptism o No aggressive punishment o Protestants reject this completely Purgatory: Temporary punishment Saved souls can be made ready for heaven (venial sins like lust) In 1254 Catholic Church came to embrace idea of Purgatory o Another useful answer for what happens to dead after death but before judgment Protestants disagree, follow doctrine of all or nothing...
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