Video—Rob Bell and the American Hell

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In light of the controversy surrounding evangelical pastor Rob Bell's book, Love Wins, these two academics explore the concept of hell and universalism in American history and evangelical theology.

Katheryn Gin teaches history of religion at Princeton University and Eric Reitan teaches philosophy of religion at Oklanhoma State University.

Here's the famous Rob Bell video asking the question about Ghandi in hell.

As has been mentioned by others on the Spectrum blog, it seems that Seventh-day Adventists currently have a window to relevantly engage the wider Christianity community in a theological conversation about hell. Our belief in soul sleep and the resurrection of the wicked, very progressive for 19th Christianity, bare on the issues at the center of this shift that Rob Bell and others are making in evangelical theology.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at