Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent Into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective

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St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Dec 1, 2009 - Religion - 231 pages
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This in-depth study on the realm of death presents a message of hope held by the first generation of Christians and the early church. Using Scripture, patristic tradition, early Christian poetry, and liturgical texts, Archbishop Hilarion explores the mysterious and enigmatic event of Christ'真s descent into Hades and its consequences for the human race. Insisting that Christ entered Sheol as Conqueror and not as victim, the author depicts the Lord'真s descent as an event of cosmic significance opening the path to universal salvation. He also reveals Hades as a place of divine presence, a place where the spiritual fate of a person may still change. Reminding readers that self-will remains the only hindrance to life in Christ, he presents the gospel message anew, even in the shadow of death.

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Review: Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent Into Hades From an Orthodox Perspective

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

This book surprised me. Archbishop Hilarion (I love that name) Alfeyev has done great theological work, which he's presented very clearly. The perspective of the Orthodox Church is that Scripture's ... Read full review

Review: Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent Into Hades From an Orthodox Perspective

User Review  - David - Goodreads

FYI, Rob Bell was not the first Christian to question our traditional views of the afterlife. This book presents an Eastern Orthodox view (not the only one btw) of Jesus' descent into Hades mentioned ... Read full review

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The Patristic Tradition 4 3
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