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NT Wright on Hell and Bell – ‘Why are Americans so Fixated on Hell’

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The Bish is inspired!

“Why are Americans so fixated on hell?”

Written by Fr Stephen Smuts

May 24, 2011 at 17:30

Is Hell Crowded or Empty?

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Writes Fr Robert Barron:

An Internet controversy is percolating around a soon-to-be-published book by well-known evangelical preacher Rob Bell. In “Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived,” Bell advocates the “universalist” position on salvation, which holds that everyone in the end is saved and that hell, accordingly, is empty. Many of his evangelical coreligionists are arguing that this doctrine runs counter to classical biblical Christianity and is designed to appeal to a postmodern audience for whom the only unforgivable sin is to be “exclusive.” This dustup over hell made the main page of the CNN website the other day and has prompted tens of thousands of responses. Obviously hell is still (forgive the pun) a burning question among both believers and nonbelievers.

There is nothing new about this controversy. It has raged on and off for almost the whole of Christian history…

Read on here.

Plus this video:

Written by Fr Stephen Smuts

March 30, 2011 at 23:12


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