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Fire
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In the early Christian period, the motif of fire became part of the eschatological vocabulary of divine judgment. While it initially described the eschatological (Eschatology) torments at the final judgment, the idea of an expiatory fire developed in the early church, w…

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Jöris, Steffen, “Fire”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001300>
First published online: 2018



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