(Late Latin limbus ) a word of Teutonic derivation, meaning literally "hem" or "border," as of a garment, or anything joined on (cf. In theological usage the name is applied to (a) the temporary place or state of the souls of the just who, although purified from sin, were excluded from the beatific vision until Christ's triumphant ascension into Heaven (the "limbus patrum"); or (b) to the permanent place or state of those unbaptized children and others who, dying without grievous personal sin, are excluded from the beatific vision on account of original sin alone (the "limbus infantium" or "puerorum").
In literary usage the name is sometimes applied in a wider and more general sense to any place or state of restraint, confinement, or exclusion, and is practically equivalent to "prison" (see, e.g., Milton, "Paradise Lost," III, 495; Butler, "Hudibras," part II, canto i, and other English classics).
C., when the Philistines, after partly destroying Sidon, built on the old foundations the city of Dor, above Jaffa.
The Sidonians fled to Tyre, one of their colonies, which then became the leading city.
The Pope needs to deliberate for hours on end before so much as opening his mouth!
Every word must be crafted with the utmost perfection so that the media doesn’t get the wrong idea! And, my favorite: “This kind of thing never happened when Benedict XVI/John Paul II was Pope! That’s some pretty amazing selective memory you have going on there.
"Consumerism is indeed a situation affecting everyone in the world and priests are also in the world.
It is in celibacy and in virginity the crisis become apparent first, then it will become a crisis of fidelity in marriage with extra-marital and premarital sex,” he told The News Minute.
The not unnatural transition from the theological to the literary usage is exemplified in Shakespeare, "Henry VIII," act v, sc. In this article we shall deal only with the theological meaning and connotation of the word.
Though it can hardly be claimed, on the evidence of extant literature, that a definite and consistent belief in the limbus patrum of Christian tradition was universal among the Jews, it cannot on the other hand be denied that, more especially in the extra-canonical writings of the second or first centuries B.
C., some such belief finds repeated expression; and New Testament references to the subject remove all doubt as to the current Jewish belief in the time of Christ Whatever name may be used in apocryphal Jewish literature to designate the abode of the departed just, the implication generally is In the New Testament, Christ refers by various names and figures to the place or state which Catholic tradition has agreed to call the limbus patrum.