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TitleThe saint of pure love : examining Catherine of Genoa's mystical doctrine of purgatory
AuthorBarrow, Michael, 1980-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011. Religious Studies
Paginationiv, 181 leaves
SubjectCatherine, of Genoa, Saint, 1447-1510; Purgatory--History of doctrines; Mysticism--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Religious Studies
DisciplineReligious Studies
Temporal CoverageMiddle Ages, 600-1500
NotesBibliography: leaves 168-181.
AbstractSaint Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510) was a lay woman who underwent a mystical conversion at about the age of twenty-six. In this divine and transcendental moment, Catherine would come to understand God and the operation of God in her life as Pure Love. She continued to live in this divine condition throughout the rest of her life and, would eventually understand - through further divine infusion - that her mystical life was, in fact, a progression through purgatory that would lead her to the restoration of her true self in and as Pure Love. It is the objective of this study, therefore, to examine her doctrine of purgatory in its historical context, and theologically, through the religious element of "mysticism" in an effort to understand how the doctrine manifested itself in her life.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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