The Development of the Doctrine of Hell Online Streaming Seminar - November 4 & 5, 2017

Christus Victor and the Development of the Doctrine of Hell

The Development of the Doctrine of Hell Seminar

Hell is a trendy topic these days. The topic of hell stirs deep passions among believers and unbelievers alike. Many have strong convictions about what “the Bible says” about hell. Much fewer understand that many English Bibles translate three different words with nine possible different meanings all as hell. Many are certain on matters that they do not truly understand.

On November 4 & 5, 2017, I will be conducting a seminar entitled: The Development of the Doctrine of Hell. This will be a live-stream seminar available for viewing online to registered attendees (see below) in real time. Those who might have time zone issues, or for some other reason, are unable to attend online in real time, will be able to view the archived video at any time for 60 days after the seminar if they are registered (see below) .  The video will not be made available to the public for free. 

What Will You Learn? 

  1. The Bible speaks of nine possible different versions of hell. Most people think there is just one.   You will learn about all nine and why and how the doctrine has gotten so messed up over time.
  2. You will learn about Jewish and ancient burial practices, and the values associated with death, and what was important to them and how it affected the emergence of a doctrine of hell.
    1. The concept of hell was not a consistently defined or static idea in Jewish theological thought. It was very fluid.
  3. You will learn about to what Jesus was referring when he spoke of “Ge-hinnom” and what it meant to Him and His hearers.
  4. You will learn about the historical development of the doctrine in pagan thought, in Jewish history, up to and past the Christian era.
  5. You will learn about the conflict between different streams of thought about hell in the early church. There was never a consensus on the topic of hell.
  6. You will learn about the three different types of “God’s justice” of which the Bible speaks (yes, there are three), and how they relate to, and affect, the doctrine of hell.
  7. You will learn about Augustine’s vast influence upon all of western Christianity (mostly negative, in my opinion) including on today’s popular concept of hell, the lake of fire, etc.

 . . .  and much more in 6 hours of instruction over two days.

What Level is the Instruction?

This will be introductory, undergraduate (college) level teaching. It will assume viewers have a fairly high degree of biblical literacy and familiarity with the scriptures. The presentation will be rich in background culture, history, context, and Biblical language understanding.

What is the Schedule?

(All times are Eastern Standard time, GMT -5)

Saturday, Nov. 4 – Three Sessions
  • 9:00 – 9:50 AM
  • 10:00 – 10:50 AM
  • 11:00 – 11:50 AM

Sunday Nov 5 – Three Sessions

  • 9:00 – 9:50 AM
  • 10:00 – 10:50 AM
  • 11:00 – 11:50 AM

Time zone issues or schedule conflictsNO PROBLEM! Anyone who is registered will have access to the video for 60 days. You can view the video at your convenience at a later time!

How Do I Register?

There is a $50.00 registration fee per email address (you can huddle as many people as you might desire around a viewing screen). Simply make a $50.00 donation through the Paypal donate button on this page. Please be certain to put DDH in the memo section. This will let us know it is your registration. Once you register, you will receive the access link and password for all sessions! All registrants will receive outline notes for each session!
Deadline for registrations is October 28, 2017.

Technology Requirements

We will NOT BE PROVIDING any technical support during the streaming. You will need a modern computer (preferably  5 years old or newer) with ample RAM, processor speed, and video card. You must also have a stable, high speed internet provider with ample available bandwidth. You should be the only user online at your location during the time of the streaming. If you are able to view Youtube videos without problems, you should be okay for the streaming.
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