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Hell and its Afterlife: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Religion


by
Isabel Moreira (Editor) and Margaret Toscano (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 282 pages

File size: 18.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


The notion of an infernal place of punishment for ‘undesired’ elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array of scholars who examine Hell as an idea within the Christian tradition and its ‘afterlife’ in historical and contemporary imagination. Leading scholars grapple with the construction and meaning of hell in the past and investigate its modern utility as a means to describe what is perceived as horrific or undesirable in modern culture.

The notion of an infernal place of punishment for ‘undesired’ elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array of scholars who examine Hell as an idea within the Christian tradition and its ‘afterlife’ in historical and contemporary imagination. Leading scholars grapple with the construction and meaning of hell in the past and investigate its modern utility as a means… (more)

The notion of an infernal place of punishment for ‘undesired’ elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array of scholars who examine Hell as an idea within the Christian tradition and its ‘afterlife’ in historical and contemporary imagination. Leading scholars grapple with the construction and meaning of hell in the past and investigate its modern utility as a means to describe what is perceived as horrific or undesirable in modern culture.

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