Dante's guide to heaven and hell: christian history interview - classics of common memory robert pinsky not greek philosophy, that shaped the theology of the nicene bishops david neff. The resurrection of the dead, the change of the living and the final judgement will be followed by eternal life or eternal hell hell means punishment. Hell is the future place of eternal punishment of the damned including the devil and his fallen angels there are several words rendered as hell: hades--a greek word it is the place of the dead--the location of the person between death and resurrection. Hell is a place of torment where souls seperated from god go the underworld is a cold, dark place where mostly people stand around and stare at each other for all of eternity not talking, not doing anything and not remembering their mortal life at least thats the greek underworld hades. In christian theology, hell is the place or state into which by god's definitive judgment unrepentant sinners pass either immediately after death (particular judgment) or in the general judgment.
The christian mind struggled with augustine's harshness, so many christians accepted the idea of limbo in the fourth century, gregory nazianus, one of the great cappadocian fathers, accepted that without baptism there could be no entry to heaven however, he also considered that hell's punishments could not be fairly meted to infants, so. The early christian church was heavily influenced by plato, and the effects of plato's teaching can still be seen within christianity today this is particularly true when it comes to the topic of heaven. The word hell is used 55 times in the bible, and comes from four different greek and hebrew words with three different meanings thirty-one times in the old testament it comes from sheol, and 11 places in the new testament from the greek word, hades. Along with iceland's hekla, this next site serves as an entrance to the hell of christian scripture founded in the 15th century, st patrick's purgatory is a small monastery located on ireland.
Hell is an accepted part of the christianity religion and taught all over the world the two beliefs are very similar but some distinct differences can be seen the idea of the christian hell has evolved from older beliefs. Christian beliefs about hell in christianity , hell is usually the place where the souls of people go who broke important rules set forth by god in hell, souls suffer and wait for the last judgement , a time when the souls of the dead will be judged by god. Christian belief built upon the jewish notion of hell as a place of punishment for the wicked and the home of satan, the chief devil, and all of his evil demons, or fallen angels most often hell was pictured as an inferno, a place of flames and cruel heat.
Here, according to the testimony of josephus, is the most likely origin of hell in the bible: their [the pharisees'] belief is that there is an undying power in souls and that, under the ground, there is an accounting to reward and punish those who were righteous or unrighteous in [this] life. Christian universalism is growing around the world biblical scholars are exposing the teaching of hell for what it is and always has been, a tradition of man which has made the word of god of no effect hell is pagan through and through hell does not come from the original languages of the hebrew. In eastern christianity, hell is a place of eternal torment for those who of their own free will reject the grace and mercy of god damnation will come after the day of judgement for many ancient christians, hell was the same place as heaven: living in the presence of god and directly experiencing god's love. The many names of hell the bible uses several terms to identify the various purposes and descriptions of hell first, note that there is a difference between hell and the lake of fire.
I was watching a show on tv and the experts were arguing that the christians borrowed their concept of hell from the greeks concept of hades. The christian hell has the same principles today hell is a place where people go because of the sins they have committed in their life the wicked go to be physically, mentally, and eternally punished. In christianity, the popularly used word hell, however, is a translation of three greek words: hades, gehenna, and tartarus hades, literally meaning unseen, usually refers to the state of death, which is defined by some as a conscious waiting place for resurrection, and by others as a state of unconsciousness synonymous with death itself. The greek and hebrew words speak of the same place, the present hell however, this is problematic because sheol has been translated grave as often as it has hell and some have mistakenly taught that sheol and hades are only references to the grave rather than hell. Paradise and hell according to the holy orthodox christian church by father john romanides (source: empirical dogmatics of the orthodox catholic church author, metropolitan of nafpaktos hierotheos.
The greek word gehenna is used in the new testament for hell and is derived from the hebrew word hinnom other scriptures in the new testament indicated that sheol/hades is a temporary place where souls are kept as they await the final resurrection. Jesus's jewish group became labeled 'christian' because his followers claimed he was 'christ' the greek equivalent of the hebrew and aramaic word for 'messiah' judaism is the religion of the jewish people, based on principles and ethics embodied in the hebrew bible ( tanakh ) and the talmud. In greek thought hades was the realm of the dead, located in the underworld it was populated by shades that carried on an anaemic existence, mere shadows with no real substance, memory or feelings. The relationship between christianity and greek religion is also evident in roman public religions, which were usually romanized versions of greek practices in dionysian belief, the wine - a much-beloved symbol of the gods - is also used in church ceremonies in christianity.
Definition: gehenna, a valley west and south of jerusalem, also a symbolic name for the final place of punishment of the ungodly usage: gehenna, and originally the name of a valley or cavity near jerusalem, a place underneath the earth, a place of punishment for evil. The greek word for hell, genna, occurs only 11 times in the bible, none of which refer to a place under the earth in fact, all the references to under the earth refer to either sheol (hebrew) or its greek equivalent (hades.
Finally, there is one more word that is translated as hell, which is the greek word tartaroo in 2 peter 2:4 where god chained the wicked angels that sinned in genesis 6:1-4 (see also matthew 25:41 jude 6) tartaroo, commonly known as tartarus, is understood in biblical greek as being the deepest abyss of hades (2. Latin-speaking christians in the church began to overshadow the greek-speakers, and the nestorian church of the east had recently split from the catholic west (in all fairness, the latin church was doing well to have anyone who could read latin — much less greek. This creed is called the apostles' creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings it sets forth their doctrine in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity.