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Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things That Matter Most Jerry L. Walls

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things That Matter Most

Jerry L. Walls

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ISBN : 9781587433566
Paperback
240 pages
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Will heaven be boring? How can a good and loving God send people to hell? Is there such a place as purgatory? If so, why is it necessary, if were saved by grace? Questions about the afterlife abound. Given what is at stake, they are the mostMoreWill heaven be boring? How can a good and loving God send people to hell? Is there such a place as purgatory? If so, why is it necessary, if were saved by grace? Questions about the afterlife abound. Given what is at stake, they are the most important questions we will ever consider. Recent years have seen a surge of Christian books written by people claiming to have received a glimpse of the afterlife, and numerous books, films, and TV shows have apocalyptic or postapocalyptic themes. Jerry Walls, a dynamic writer and expert on the afterlife, distills his academic writing on heaven, hell, and purgatory to offer clear biblical, theological, and philosophical grounding for thinking about these issues. He provides an ecumenical account of purgatory that is compatible with Protestant theology and defends the doctrine of eternal hell. Walls shows that the Christian vision of the afterlife illumines the deepest and most important issues of our lives, changing the way we think about happiness, personal identity, morality, and the very meaning of life.