Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife


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Whether we believe in them or not, we are all familiar with the concepts of heaven and hell. There was a time, however, when no one thought they would go to either of these places after they died. In fact, Jesus didn't believe a dead person's soul was bound for heaven or hell, and these ideas are nowhere to be found in the Old Testament. So, where did they come from? From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the writings of Augustine, Bart Ehrman provides a fascinating and thought-provoking history of the afterlife. He traces how ...

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Joe S

Jun 23, 2020

Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

This is one of Bart Ehrman's best. A fascinating read, I highly recommend it.

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