Sixty percent of Americans believe in hell, as do ninety-two percent of those who attend church every week. Sharon L. Baker is here to speak candidly about our traditional views of hell. In her accessible and engaging new book, Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about God’s Wrath and Judgment, Baker explores how these traditional views have damaged our understanding of a loving God. She ultimately proposes an alternate theology of hell that is more consistent with the image of God as a loving creator who desires to liberate us from sin and evil.
Sharon L. Baker is Associate Professor of Theology and Religion and Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She has published numerous articles and speaks frequently throughout the United States on nonviolent atonement and hell. A former stay-at-home mom, Baker received her PhD from Southern Methodist University in 2006.
Keith Wright, The Hell Jesus Never Intended
Rowan Williams, Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief