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Instead of repeating other reviewers, I limit my review to certain theological matters, particularly those of the early Church. Although author Le Goff is not a theologian (p. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Jan Peczkis
I highly recommend this book to anyone with interest in the historical development of the concept of Purgatory as well as the culture and religion of the medieval era. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Jack
There are already many good reviews so I will only suggest reading the following interesting books dealing with religion in addition to Le Goff's: a) "The Phenomenon of Religion: A... Read morePublished on October 4, 2009 by César González Rouco
Purgatory, as a noun and as a doctrine, did not exist until the late 12th century (LeGoff pinpoints the date of its formal birth as 1170). Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by CRT