Values Added: What the Hell?


#1

Here is a discussion on Hell and Universalism with the title of the subject heading… Values Added: What the Hell?
bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/35954

between Eric Reitan (author of “Is God A Delusion: A Reply to Religion’s Cultured Despisers”) and Kathryn Gin of Princeton: a historian interested in the idea of hell as expressed in American history…

Eric Reitan is a name that’s popped up here from time to time, and it was our own Jason P who introduced me to him on this thread called:

“Eric Reitan, pro-universalist author, excerpt from new book”

This is a very interesting discussion, built around Bells book, but ranging much further afield, between two very informed and intelligent people. I must warn however that Reitan appears to be very camera phobic and out of his preferred environment. I’d advise listening but not watching!

More ripples from Bell’s book…

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Bobx3


#2

Thanks Bobx3, I’m watching it now, and it’s good so far :sunglasses:

Particularly interesting around (06:39) where they discuss “The difference between fanaticism and conviction”.

Mentions our Robin at 27:25 :slight_smile:

Like the functionality of the site, might have a look to see what else I can find there.


#3

Brilliant discussion, we should invite them both over here! Does anyone know them? i.e. people are more likely to come if invited by someone they know… :slight_smile:

A small sample of the interesting points:
Has Twitter raised hell? (04:05)
The difference between fanaticism and conviction (06:39)
The controversy over Pastor Rob Bell’s rejection of hell (07:15)
Is Osama Bin Laden in heaven or hell? (08:33)
Does goodness depend on the threat of eternal damnation? (08:54)
The power of hell in American history (10:12)

Will this new wave of universalism be squashed? (around 45)
Psychological damage to people now because of ECT (45:20)
Some abolitionists where CUs! (around 48)


#4

If I remember right, Reitan was one of the contributing authors in Universal Salvation? The current debate. In which Tom Talbott had a large amount of input, and which was published by our own Robin Parry.