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The Early Church & Purgatory

Primary Sources

Book or monograph Augustine, The Care to Be Taken for the Dead.
Book or monograph Augustine, City of God 21.13-26.
Book or monograph Augustine, Enchiridion 67-69, 110.
Book or monograph Caesarius of Arles, Sermon 179.
Book or monograph Gregory the Great, Dialogue 4.
Book or monograph Origen, On First Principles 2.10.4-8.
Book or monograph Origen, Against Celsus 4.13; 5.15; 6.70.
Book or monograph Passion of Perpetua and Felicitae.
Book or monograph Vision of Paul

Secondary Sources

Article in Journal or Book R.R. Atwell, "From Augustine to Gregory the Great: An Evaluation of the Emergence of the Doctrine of Purgatory," Journal of Ecclesiastical History 38 (1987): 173-186.
Article in Journal or Book Cecily Boulding, "Purgatory - What Do Catholics Believe?" Epworth Review 22.2 (1995): 101-109.
Book or monograph Jacques Le Goff, The Birth of Purgatory, new edn. Arthur Goldhammer, translator. Scolar Press, 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 0859678652. pp.440. {Amazon.com}Should be read in conjunction with the article by Gurevich (below).
Article in Journal or Book Aron J. Gurevich, "Popular and Scholarly Medieval Traditions: Notes in the Margins of Jacques Le Goff's Book," Journal of Medieval History 9 (1983): 71-90.
Article in Journal or Book Aaron Milavec, "The Birth of Purgatory: Evidence of the Didache," Proceedings (Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society) 12 (1992): 91-104.
Article in Journal or Book Gerhard Ludwig Muller, "Purgatory," Theology Digest 33.4 (1986): 31-36.
Article in Journal or Book Robert Ombres, "Images of Healing: The Making of the Traditions Concerning Purgatory," Eastern Churches Review 8.2 (1976): 128-138.
Book or monograph T. Silverstein, Visio Santi Paul: The History of the Apocalypse in Latin, Together with Nine Texts. London: Christophers, 1935.

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