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    Does hell still have a future


    Henry, Martin (2010) Does hell still have a future. The Irish Catholic.

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    Abstract

    In 1998 the Polish writer, Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), observed: ''In my lifetime Heaven and Hell disappeared...After two thousand years in which a huge edifice of creeds and dogmas had been erected, from Origen and St Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and Cardinal Newman, when every work of the human mind and of human hands was created within a system of reference, the age of homelessness has dawned.'' The new circumstances in which Christianity now exists are acknowledged by most commentators nowadays. And it must be admitted that, as regards belief in hell, specifically, the future doesn't look too bright, even in the judgement of mainstream theologians.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Hell; judgement; punishment; Bible; New Testament; Judaism; Hades; Divine Comedy;
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Theology
    Item ID: 2350
    Depositing User: Martin Henry
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 13:49
    Journal or Publication Title: The Irish Catholic
    Publisher: The Irish Catholic
    Refereed: Yes
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