Inventing Hell

Dante, the Bible and Eternal Torment
By Jon M. Sweeney (Electronic Book, 2014)
Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken?

With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before.

Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live.
  • Jericho Books
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455582235

    • On Sale Date: 06/17/2014

    • Publisher: FaithWords

    • Imprint: Jericho Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken?

With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before.

Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live.

Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar, culture critic, and popular speaker with 25 years of experience in spirituality trade publishing. Raised a fundamentalist Protestant, today Jon is a Catholic who prefers a monastic-style practice.
  • "Sweeney uncovers a tangle of mysteries."

  • "Sweeney is very even-handed when addressing some of the more controversial Catholic beliefs about Mary-his prose comes across as earnest and respectful, while remaining informed and unafraid of critique."

  • "Jon Sweeney, one of my favorite contemporary spiritual writers."

  • "Sweeney achieves a fine balance between excellent scholarship and sweet accessibility for every average reader." 

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Inventing Hell
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN-13: 9781455582235
  • On Sale Date: 06/17/2014
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