This book explores various interpretations of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead, both within particular historical contexts and within contemporary theology. It argues that the descent is integral to Christian faith, specifically to the doctrine of the incarnation. The author concludes that, since the Son has experienced genuine human death and the separation from God which is the essence of hell, there is no longer any human condition from which God is absent, either in this life or in eternity.
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||230|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|