Simon & Schuster



Heaven and Hell

Bart D. Ehrman details the development of our ideas of heaven and hell and tells how they evolved in response to different cultural and historical crises.

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According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 72% of Americans believe in heaven, a place where “good people are eternally rewarded.” A sizable majority (58%) also believes in hell, the place “where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished.” These rates are even higher among Christians. If…

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