Simon & Schuster

9781501136733

STARRED REVIEW

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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Review of ‘Heaven and Hell’

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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