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Author Sweeney, Jon M., 1967-

Title Inventing Hell : Dante, the Bible and eternal torment / Jon M. Sweeney.

Publication Info. New York : Jericho Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    851 Dante Alighieri SWE    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    851.1 SWE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    851.1 SWE    Available
Description xi, 192 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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"--Back cover.
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Religion.
Bible -- In literature
Hell in literature
ISBN 9781455582242 (paperback)
1455582247 (paperback)
9781455582235 (ebook)
1455582239 (ebook)

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