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Hell and its rivals : death and retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the early Middle Ages / Alan E. Bernstein.

By: Bernstein, Alan E [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781501712494; 1501712497.Subject(s): Hell -- Comparative studies | Hell -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Hell -- Islam -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Hell -- Judaism -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Gaia & Earth Energies | RELIGION / Christianity / General | RELIGION / Theology | LITERARY CRITICISM / MedievalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hell and its rivals.DDC classification: 202/.3 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Gregory the Great : order in chaos -- Inner death : hell in the conscience -- The punishments : slavery, torture, and hell -- Exceptions to hell : relief and escape -- Calibrated justice and purgatorial fire -- Visions : rights to souls -- Rabbinic Judaism -- Byzantine universalism : the path not taken -- Islam : the mockers mocked.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Gregory the Great : order in chaos -- Inner death : hell in the conscience -- The punishments : slavery, torture, and hell -- Exceptions to hell : relief and escape -- Calibrated justice and purgatorial fire -- Visions : rights to souls -- Rabbinic Judaism -- Byzantine universalism : the path not taken -- Islam : the mockers mocked.

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