The Biblical Tour of Hell Hardback

by Matthew Ryan Hauge;

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The Biblical Tour of Hell

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It is difficult to underestimate the significance of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 within the biblical tradition. Although hell occupies a prominent position in popular Christianrhetoric today, it plays a relatively minor role in the Christian canon. The most important biblical texts that explicitly describe the fate of the dead are in the Synoptic Gospels. Yet among these passages, only the Lukan tradition is intent on explicitly describing the abode of the dead; it is the only biblical tour of hell. Hauge examines the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, uniquely the only 'parable' that is set within a supernatural context. The parables characteristically feature concrete realities of first-century Mediterranean life, but the majority of Luke 16:19-31 is narrated from the perspective of the tormented dead. This volume demonstrates that the distinctive features of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus are the result of a strategic imitation, creative transformation, and Christian transvaluation of the descent of Odysseus into the house of hades in Odyssey Book 11, the literary model par excellence of postmortem revelation in antiquity.

The Biblical Tour of Hell by Matthew Ryan Hauge was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in August 2013. The ISBN for The Biblical Tour of Hell is 9780567260109.

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Details for The Biblical Tour of Hell

Page last updated 17th March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (August 2013)
Number of Pages224
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4071514
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