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  • purgatory

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    Nothing impure can enter into the Kingdom of God (Revelations 21:27). Every person will have to pay for their sins to "the very last penny" (Luke 12:59). I'll use somewhat of a parable to explain purgatory. God is just per Scripture (John 5:30), correct? Now, let's say you have one man who leads a saintly life and another who leads a sinful life, but sincerely repents of his sins on his death bed. According to Protestants, both these men go straight to heaven after death. Is this just

  • Purgatory

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    Purgatory Certain classes in society demand certain expectations of the people to which they belong. In the lower class there is minimal pressure or convention compared to the wealthy and the nobles but maximum and criticism from the rest of society. The upper has a certain template that must be filled in order to fit in with that class. The middle class is a fusion of the two opposing classes, resulting in the “middle class morality”(75). Constructed by meshing the negative aspects of the poor

  • The Pardons of Purgatory

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    purpose only to get lost in meaningless scribbles. Dante condemns these actions in his poem Purgatory. Dante invents a fictitious location in afterlife, liberating souls that have become prisoners of their own disarray. With a collection of paradoxes, vivid imagery, and active examples, Dante establishes a thorough process in which souls can be cleansed of the past and stride to their future. Purgatory is far from a place of punishment; it is rather a place of liberation; individuals can only obtain

  • The Ideas of Hell and Purgatory

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    The Ideas of Hell and Purgatory "Hell has probably caused more personal anxiety and distress than any other Christian belief. Hell has also motivated many Christians to follow the Great Commission and attempt to convert the world to Christianity" ("Various Views of Hell: As seen by Conservative Christians"). The word "hell" derives from the Pagan Norse Queen of the Underworld, Hel. When Christianity first evolved, the church taught that nearly everyone descended

  • Purgatory, Heaven, Hell

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    of the person moves on to another reality or existence with a higher being. According to the Catholic teachings, there are three possibilities for humans in the afterlife. This essay will briefly introduce these three possibilities as Heaven, Purgatory and Hell as understood by the teachings and faith of the Catholic Church. First of all, Catholic teaching states that after death a person has two possibilities for an ultimate destination with a third probability that is merely a temporary stop

  • Purgatory During the Protestant Reformation

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    Purgatory During the Protestant Reformation All Souls Day, November 2nd, does anyone really understand why it is a holy day or is it just another meaningless holiday Catholics are asked to attend church? All Souls Day is a day that the Catholic Church has set aside to help pray for all the souls not yet joined with god. During this day, people are asked to pray for all of the departed who have passed on and are now in purgatory working very hard to have the privilege of joining to god

  • The Museum of Fine Arts: Madonna and Child with Souls in Purgatory

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    Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of a Lady as St. Agnes by Veronese, and The Stigmatization of Saint Francis by Orazio Gentileschi. In this collection I found an excellent example of Baroque Art, painted by Luca Giordano, Madonna and Child with Souls in Purgatory. Painted in 1665, this painting measures approximately 7’ x 5’ and is a classic example of his work and the Baroque period. The Baroque Period The Baroque period generally encompasses the 17th century in Europe coming after the period of Mannerism

  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

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    story, it was evident that this story was written about people who are trapped in Purgatory trying to decide where to go next. Although never stated directly, LeGuin wrote this story intentionally about Purgatory, which is made clear by her use of the literary elements: imagery, point of view, and symbolism. Throughout this short story, there are many instances of imagery that clearly demonstrate the idea of Purgatory being the setting for the story. One of the main images that is reiterated throughout

  • Purgatory’s Structure

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    The organization of purgatory follows the arrangement of the seven deadly sins: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, avarice and prodigality, gluttony, and lust. Virgil states that the formation is mainly on the pretense of love. As stated by Virgil, “love must be the seedbed where all virtuous deeds must grow, [and] with every act that warrants punishment” (Canto 17 103-05). This means that love is present within everything both sinful and virtuous. Those of insufficient love were being punished as sloths

  • The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

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    The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, Purgatory Dante's The Divine Comedy section of Purgatory is a depiction of Dante and his struggle to reach paradise. He is a character as well as a narrator. The purgatory section deals with the seven deadly sins and Dante's task of cleansing himself on his journey to heaven. He confronts many different people on his journey to self-righteousness, which help and guide him to his destiny. Accompanied by Virgil or reason