Fire
(3,251 words)

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 develope…

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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 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001300>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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