What is Hell?

Hell is an afterlife location, sometimes a place of torment and punishment. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations while religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions locate hell in another dimension or under the Earth’s surface and often include entrances to Hell from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations include Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, and Limbo.

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Hell Quotes

Hell Quotes Hell is a place of pain and suffering found in many religious traditions. Some depict the duration of this punishment as endless, while in others it is an intermediary period between incarnations of life. Many of these traditions locate it beneath the Earth’s external surface and often include...

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Hell

Hell (The Catholic Encyclopedia) This subject is treated under eight headings: Name and Place of Hell Existence of Hell Eternity of Hell Impenitence of the Damned Poena Damni Poena Sensus Accidental Pains of the Damned Characteristics of the Pains of Hell Name and place of hell The term hell is cognate to...

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Hell

Hell In many world religions, the concept of Hell refers to a literal or symbolic place (or sometimes an existential condition) of damnation where the wicked and unrighteous are punished for their transgressions. The concept of hell is prevalent in many religions although its exact description varies from one religion to another. In traditional...

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Damnation

Damnation Damnation (from Latin damnatio) is the concept of divine punishment and torment in an afterlife for actions that were committed on Earth. Damnation is the state of being condemned. In some forms of Western Christian belief, damnation to Hell is the punishment of God for persons with unredeemed sin. Damnation can be a motivator for conversions to Christianity....

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Problem of Hell

Problem of Hell The problem of Hell is an ethical problem in religion in which the existence of Hell for the punishment of souls is regarded as inconsistent with the notion of a just, moral, and omnibenevolent God. It derives from four key propositions: that Hell exists; that it is...

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Naraka in Jainism

Naraka in Jainism Naraka (नरक) is the realm of existence in Jain cosmology characterized by great suffering. Naraka is usually translated into English as “hell” or “purgatory“. However, Naraka differs from the hells of Abrahamic religions as souls are not sent to Naraka as the result of a divine judgment...

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Naraka in Buddhism

Naraka in Buddhism Naraka (नरक; निरय Niraya) is a term in Buddhist cosmology usually referred to in English as “hell” (or “hell realm”) or “purgatory“. The Narakas of Buddhism are closely related to diyu, the hell in Chinese mythology. A Naraka differs from the hell of Christianity in two respects: firstly, beings are not...

Gehenna

What Is Gehenna? Gehenna is a small valley in Jerusalem. In the Hebrew Bible, Gehenna was initially where some of the kings of Judah sacrificed their children by fire.[1] Thereafter, it was deemed to be cursed (Jer. 7:31, 19:2–6).[2] In rabbinic literature Gehenna is a destination of the wicked.[3] This is different from the...

Tartarus

Tartarus In Greek mythology, Tartarus (Τάρταρος, Tartaros)[1] is the deep abyss that is used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked and as the prison for the Titans. Tartarus is the place where, according to Plato’s Gorgias (c. 400 BC), souls are judged after death and where the wicked received divine punishment. Tartarus is also considered to...

Hell Is Punishment For Actions

Hell Is Punishment For Actions Hell is punishment for actions, but Paradise is a Divine favor. What is the reason for this? It is clearly shown in the above Indications that with his faculty of will and insignificant wishes, through giving form and reality to something non-existent or theoretical, man...

Diyu

What is Diyu? Diyu ( 地獄) is the realm of the dead or “hell” in Chinese mythology. It is loosely based on a combination of the concept of Naraka, traditional Chinese beliefs about the afterlife and a variety of popular expansions and reinterpretations of these two traditions. Diyu is typically depicted as a subterranean...

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Naraka in Hinduism

Naraka in Hinduism Naraka (नरक) is the Hindu equivalent of Hell, where sinners are tormented after death. It is also the abode of Yama, the god of Death. It is described as located in the south of the universe and beneath the earth. The number and names of hells, as well as the type of sinners...

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Jahannam

Jahannam Jahannam (جهنم‎) in Islam refers to an afterlife place of punishment for evildoers. The punishments are carried in accordance with the degree of evil one has done during his life. In Quran, Jahannam is also referred as an-Nar النار‎ (“The Fire”), Jaheem جحيم‎ (“Blazing Fire”), Hutamah حطمة‎ (“That which Breaks to Pieces”), Haawiyah هاوية‎ (“The Abyss”),...

Christian Views on Hell

Christian Views on Hell In Christian theology, Hell is the place or state into which by God’s definitive judgment unrepentant sinners pass either immediately after death (particular judgment) or in the general judgment.[1] Its character is inferred from teaching in the biblical texts, some of which, interpreted literally, have given rise to the popular idea of Hell.[1] Theologians today...

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What is Hell?

What is Hell? In religion and folklore, Hell is an afterlife location, sometimes a place of torment and punishment. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations while religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions locate hell in...

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Necessity Of Hell And Heaven

Necessity of Hell and Heaven The confrontation, co-existence, and intermingling of good and evil, pleasure and pain, light and darkness, heat and cold, beauty and ugliness, and guidance and misguidance in the universe are there for an extremely important purpose and are full of wisdom. If there were no evil,...

Young People Are The Mainspring And Foundation Of Social Life

Young People Are The Mainspring And Foundation Of Social Life Young people are the mainspring and foundation of social life. Only the thought of Hell enables them to control the stormy energy of their feelings and passions, their tempestuous, evil-commanding souls, from destructiveness and oppression, and divert them into serving...

Why Hell?

Why Hell? Belief bears the seed of a sort of Paradise experienced by the spirit, while unbelief contains the seed of a sort of Hell, which is again experienced spiritually. Just as unbelief is the seed of Hell, so too, Hell is a fruit of unbelief. As unbelief is the...

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Where is Hell?

Where is Hell? According to some narrations, Hell is beneath the earth. As we have explained in other places, in its annual orbit, the globe of the earth traces a circle around an area that in the future will be the place of the Great Gathering and Last Judgement. It...

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Infinite Duration in Hell and Justice

Infinite Duration in Hell and Justice How can incarceration in Hell for an infinite duration for unbelief during the short earthly life be justice? Unbelief and misguidance are an infinite crime, and transgression against innumerable rights. Reckoning a year to be three hundred and sixty five days, the law of...

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