Holy Hell: A Case Against Eternal Damnation (Paperback)

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Holy Hell: A Case Against Eternal Damnation (Paperback)


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What if everything we've heard about hell is wrong?

Eternal torment. A lake of fire. Wailing and gnashing of teeth. Many of us have sat through enough sermons to know what awaits us if we slip up. These dark visions of the afterlife seem a bit sadistic. Is there any hope within the Christian faith if this is the God of Love we serve?

In this lively debut, Derek Ryan Kubilus makes the case for universal salvation. Kubilus shows how our ideas about hell have been distorted by mistranslation of the Greek and Hebrew Scriptures. Armed with proof-texts, those in power have used threats of eternal damnation as an instrument of control. Arguing that such torture is contrary to God's nature, Kubilus offers an alternative understanding of hell--a temporary and holy rehabilitation, reconciling all creation in Christ.

Theologically serious and culturally engaged, Holy Hell will shake readers' assumptions about a seemingly implacable Christian doctrine that chains so many to eternal dread. In its place, Kubilus offers a vision for a church that serves all people with compassion, wherever they are in their journey toward Christ.
Derek Ryan Kubilus is an ordained elder serving in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is also a member of the Order of Saint Luke and an amateur podcaster. He currently serves the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Maggie Astrino, and their two Great Pyrenees dogs, Beowulf and Fenris.
Product Details ISBN: 9780802883179
ISBN-10: 0802883176
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 199
Language: English