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Title: Diuiduntur in Quattuor: The Interim and Judgement in Anglo-Saxon England
Authors: Foxhall Forbes, Helen
First Published: 29-Jun-2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Journal of Theological Studies, 2010, 61 (2), pp. 659-684
Abstract: The division of souls in the afterlife into groups of three or four can be found in the works of many patristic and medieval authors, drawing on a number of traditions about the fate of the soul in the interim and at judgement. These groupings have often been the subject of confusion, not least because it is sometimes difficult to ascertain whether descriptions of the various groups of souls are intended to refer to the interim or to the judgement. This paper seeks to clarify and explore some of these divisions as they were discussed in Anglo-Saxon England: first in vision accounts by two eighth-century authors, Boniface, a missionary to the Continent, and the Venerable Bede; and secondly in the works of two later authors, Ælfric of Eynsham in the tenth century and Goscelin of Saint-Bertin in the eleventh.
DOI Link: 10.1093/jts/flq092
ISSN: 0022-5185
eISSN: 1477-4607
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author 2010.
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