Heaven and Hell in Hymnody

Gracia Grindal

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2011

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

Images of heaven and hell in hymnody have come and gone as theological and cosmological visions of our world have changed. Some recent hymn writers have, however, been able to speak again of heaven without embarrassment, recognizing that it is not “up there,” but that the idea brings life to a world gone flat without such poetic imagery.

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