Hell and its Afterlife

Hell and its Afterlife

Author: Margaret Toscano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317122715

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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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. While the idea of an infernal region of punishment was largely developed in the context of early Jewish and Christian religious culture, it remains a central belief for some Christians in the modern world. Hell's reception (its 'afterlife') in the modern world has extended hell's meaning beyond the religious realm; hell has become a pervasive image and metaphor in political rhetoric, in popular culture, and in the media. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields to contribute to a wider understanding of this fascinating and important cultural idea, this book will appeal to readers from historical, religious, literary and cultural perspectives.
Hell and its Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Margaret Toscano
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

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
The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Kevin O'Neill
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

What happens to us when we die? The book seeks to explore how that question has been answered in American popular culture. It begins with five framing essays that provide historical and intellectual background on ideas about the afterlife in Western culture. These essays are followed by over 100 entries,
10 Mistakes People Make About Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Mike Fabarez
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-07 - Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

What's the Truth About Eternity? The afterlife seems like the great unknown. Human imagination and Hollywood have come up with many speculations about what lies beyond. How can we set aside the misconceptions and find the truth? What are the straightforward, biblical answers everyone needs to know about heaven, hell,
THE AFTERLIFE. Voices And Screams From Hell And Heaven. How the Dead Talked To Us And Described Life After Death
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Maximillien de Lafayette
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-26 - Publisher: Lulu.com

THE AFTERLIFE. Voices And Screams From Hell And Heaven. How the Dead Talked To Us And Described Life After Death. 425 Pages + 62 photos and drawings. A publication of TIMES SQUARE PRESS]. This book is the result of the authorÕs 50 years of investigation, study, observation, findings and rapports
Heaven and Hell
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Bart D. Ehrman
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-23 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Over half of Americans believe in a literal heaven, in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible. Ehrman shows that eternal rewards and punishments are found nowhere in the Old Testament, and are not what Jesus