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The Vision of Furseus (Vita Virtutesque Fursei Abbatis Latiniacensis)
WithEileen Gardiner
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This vision apparently occurred in 633 CE, since it is included under that date in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum (Bk. 3, chap. 19), which was written in 731 in England in Latin. Bede’s version is based on an Latin vita of unknown authorship. The vision also found independent of HEGA embedded in his Furseus’s vita which consists mostly of his visio. It is about 100 words in length and recalls the Book of Enoch in its four-fold division of hell. Later versions of this vision are included in the Legenda aurea and in Vincent of Beauvais.