Bad Girls and Boys Go to Hell (or not): Engaging by Gloria Neufeld Redekop

By Gloria Neufeld Redekop

to question the belief of hell as a default vacation spot is to question the complete fundamentalist evangelical worldview. This booklet does simply that. Fundamentalist evangelicalism holds that the Bible is an infallible authority and that each one are born in sin. Sinners visit hell, yet Jesus, taking their position, died to avoid wasting them from hell. How did this trust emerge as? What have been the consequences on humans pointed out with a trust within the truth of hell? What has been the method of individuals leaving the fundamentalist evangelical movement?

In undesirable boys and girls visit Hell (or not), Gloria Neufeld Redekop takes us on her personal own trip as she engages a circulation during which she was once raised, undertaking a cautious examine of the heritage of fundamentalist evangelicalism, the attachment to a literal-factual interpretation of the Bible, and an research of the event of these who've left the movement.

“A feel of liberation does certainly emerge from figuring out that what one was once taught as a toddler isn't really an everlasting truth, yet relatively a model of Christianity born out of particular political and theological disputes within the 19th and 20th centuries. I thank Gloria Neufeld Redekop for aiding set captives unfastened from worry, and for clarifying their challenge to people who have by no means earlier than understood fundamentalist evangelicalism.”
—From the Foreword by means of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, writer of Omnigender

“Only those that were individuals of, and therefore violated by way of, fundamentalist evangelicalism can identify the discomfort, disclose the guilt, and lay naked the truth that Gloria Neufeld Redekop expresses during this booklet. To learn it truly is to event either exhilarating freedom and a brand new realizing of Christianity.”
—John Shelby Spong, writer of Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

“Not each reader will trust each one of Gloria Neufeld Redekop’s conclusions . . . yet all readers should still get pleasure from the honesty, care, seriousness, and sensitivity of this e-book. it's a major memoir, in addition to a demanding theological treatise and critical sociological research of these who've left fundamentalism behind.”
—Mark Noll, writer of Turning Points

Gloria Neufeld Redekop (PhD, college of Ottawa) has taught within the university of the arts at Carleton collage and within the school of Human Sciences at Saint Paul collage in Ottawa, Ontario. She is writer of The paintings in their arms: Mennonite Women’s Societies in Canada (1996).

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