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Christian Theologies of SalvationA Comparative Introduction$
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Justin S. Holcomb

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780814724439

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814724439.001.0001

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Theologies of Salvation in the Middle Ages

Theologies of Salvation in the Middle Ages

An Introduction

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(p.115) 7 Theologies of Salvation in the Middle Ages
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Christian Theologies of Salvation
Author(s):
David Hogg
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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724439.003.0008

This overview chapter for the second part of the book covers the Middle Ages and includes chapters on Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, and Julian of Norwich. This chapter recounts the development of the theology of salvation through this period, where the life of Christ as the payment to the Devil for the souls under his authority became an increasingly popular notion. Over the course of the Middle Ages, this doctrine became known as the harrowing of Hell, due to the belief that when Jesus rose from the grave, the righteous were let out of Hell itself.

Keywords:   salvation, Middle Ages, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Julian of Norwich

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