Monday, December 10, 2012

Hell - Barron, Voris, Martin, Jersak, Dart, Lazar and Alfeyev

RealClearReligion - Saving the Hell Out of You by Father Robert Barron
To be sure, the conviction that Hell is a crowded place has been contested from the earliest days of the Church, and Martin fully acknowledges this. Origen, St. Gregory of Nyssa and St. Maximus the Confessor all held to some form of universalism, that is to say, the belief that, at the end of the day, all people would be gathered to the Lord...
Comments by Dr. Ralph Martin on Fr. Robert Barron’s Review of Will Many Be Saved? by Ralph Martin

Theology: Is Hell Crowded or Empty? by Father Robert Barron

Where did Fr. Barron get his views on Hell from? He is from the Communio school of thought, i.e. Balthasar, etc. Where did Balthasar get his thought from? From doing Ressourcement (Return to the Sources) and his study of Origen, St. Maximus the Confessor, St. John of Damascus, etc. So Fr. Barron is helping the West (Roman Catholics and Protestants) to recapture some of the beauty and truth from the East.

Hurts and Hopes Regarding the Recent Debates on Hell by Mnsr. Charles Pope

Catholic Courses - The Four Last Things: Reflections on Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell by Professor Regis Martin, S.T.D.

Regis Martin talks Death, Poetry and Frisbee…

The Torment of Being Forever Alone
“What is hell?” asks Dostoevsky. “It is the suffering of being unable (indeed, unwilling) to love.”

The Clarion Journal - Why we need the language of hell - Kevin Miller

Hellbound? the movie

Hellbound? Official Theatrical Trailer HD from Kevin Miller on Vimeo.

The best answers about The Four Last Things (Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell) can be found in the East.  They do not dogmatise theological speculation about it but allow mystery to remain. 

Orthodox Christian Information Center - Death and the Future Life

I especially encourage everyone to read Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev's book on the topic below.  He looks at this topic from the perspectives of Sacred Scripture, Tradition and the Liturgy. He is very, very good, the best I have ever read on it. 

Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: Christ the Conqueror of Hell - The Descent of Christ into Hades in Eastern and Western Theological Traditions

An Online Orthodox Catechism adopted from ‘The Mystery of Faith’ by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev
Death and resurrection

The Last Judgment

‘What is Hell?’

‘...A new heaven and a new earth’

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