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Prince Rupert Library 202.3 Peng (Text) 33294002049807 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-07

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  • ISBN: 9780143131625
  • ISBN: 0143131621
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 279 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: From the Hebrew Bible's shadowy realm of Sheol to twenty-first-century visions of Hell on earth, The Penguin Book of Hell takes us through three thousand years of eternal damnation. Along the way, you'll take a ferry ride with Aeneas to Hades, across the river Acheron; meet the Devil as imagined by a twelfth-century Irish monk--a monster with a thousand giant hands; wander the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno, in which gluttons, liars, heretics, murderers, and hypocrites are made to endure crime-appropriate torture; and witness the debates that raged in Victorian England when new scientific advances cast doubt on the idea of an eternal hereafter. Drawing upon religious poetry, epics, theological treatises, stories of miracles, and accounts of saints' lives, this fascinating volume of hellscapes illuminates how Hell has long haunted us, in both life and death.
Subject: Hell
Future life

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