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The Christian Debate of Life After Death

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Where does the soul go and how does it get there?

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Where does a soul go, and how does it get there? We reveal how the concept of the afterlife has evolved through the centuries, investigating the Christian concept of Original Sin and explaining the origins of Limbo and Purgatory-neither of which appears in the Bible. We also explore the powerful hold that visions of Hell and the Last Judgment have had upon the artistic imagination.

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