He Descended into Hell

James F. Kay

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2011

Issue: Heaven and Hell (Vol. 31, No 1, Winter, 2011)

Jesus’ descent into hell has been interpreted in many ways, sometimes related to the crucifixion and suffering, sometimes to the resurrection and victory. For preaching and teaching, the descent emphasizes the universal scope of salvation, God’s solidarity with suffering humanity, and the subjection by God of sin, death, and evil.

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