The Persistence of Purgatory

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Why does Western civilization take time so seriously? While various scholars have traced the intensification of time in the West either to the Enlightenment or to the Protestant Ethic, the author traces Western attitudes toward time back to the doctrine and myth of Purgatory. As popular and theological understandings of Purgatory became increasingly secularized, the lifespan of the individual became correspondingly purgatorial. No time could be wasted. The author demonstrates the impact of Purgatory on the preaching of Richard Baxter and William Channing, but he also argues that John Locke's views can only be understood when placed within the context of a belief in Purgatory and the life everlasting. For observers such as Charles Dickens, America itself seemed to be a purgatorial wasteland full of lost and melancholy souls: a place where time is always of the essence.

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Why does Western civilization take time so seriously? While various scholars have traced the intensification of time in the West either to the Enlightenment or to the Protestant Ethic, the author traces Western attitudes toward time back to the doctrine and myth of Purgatory.

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Richard K. Fenn focuses in this study on the significance of time in modern society, and on the question of why we take it so seriously. he traces contemporary Western attitudes toward time back to the doctrine and myth of purgatory, and makes a provocative case to the effect that, especially for Americans, the sense of the scarcity of time is a sign of social character which is shaped by a 'purgatorial complex.'

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