The History of Hell

The History of Hell

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by Alice K. Turner, Donadio & Donadio & Olson
     
 

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A “lively...generously illustrated” (Washington Post Book World) survey of how, over the past four thousand years, religious leaders, artists, writers, and ordinary people in the West have visualized Hell-its location, architecture, purpose, and inhabitants. Illustrations; full-color inserts.
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A “lively...generously illustrated” (Washington Post Book World) survey of how, over the past four thousand years, religious leaders, artists, writers, and ordinary people in the West have visualized Hell-its location, architecture, purpose, and inhabitants. Illustrations; full-color inserts.

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ISBN-13:
9780156001373
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
441,635
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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The History of Hell 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Lockhart7 More than 1 year ago
As a religion major, hell is one of my favorite subjects. I chose this book at random off the shelve & was SO HAPPY that I did. A book about Hell for a gift idea or displaying it on your coffee table for guests might be a bit morbid for some people. However this book is more about Hell's history & its effect on our entire way of life. It's informative, up-to-date, well written & laid out, and has dozens of good points to make. The only thing I wish it included is the concept of Hell surrounding the East/Asia--this book focuses strictly on religions in the Western world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
An outstanding guide with extraordinary detail toward different beliefs in the afterlife. I couldn't put it down. Everytime I started to read it felt as if I went into another world! What really captivated me was the exquisite artwork that portraied toward hell. The scriptures were magnificent. I recommend it to anyone interested in occult or just plain literature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Informative and interesting. It does focus almost entirely on Christain hell, when it would have been nice to have more information on other culture's underworlds. Great pictures.
Pretty_Problem More than 1 year ago
This book was a bit challenging to get through, but in the end I was well informed of the different types of hell. The book is very well academically written and was very imformational. I read it for my English 101 class and compared it to many different forms of hell, such as: psychological, metaphorical, and physical. I enjoyed this book...somewhat.