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The Ransom of the Soul

Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity

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$18.00 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780674983977

Publication Date: 06/11/2018


288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 map, 2 tables


  • Preface
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • 1. Memory of the Dead in Early Christianity
  • 2. Visions, Burial, and Memory in the Africa of Saint Augustine
  • 3. Almsgiving, Expiation, and the Other World: Augustine and Pelagius, 410–430 AD
  • 4. Penance and the Other World in Gaul
  • 5. The Other World in This World: Gregory of Tours
  • Epilogue: Columbanus, Monasticism, and the Other World
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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