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60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

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Ron Haflidson, Annapolis tutor, will present his lecture "What the heck is hell? Divine judgment in the Gospel of Matthew." on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm in the FSK Auditorium.

In this lecture, I explore the largely neglected and perhaps totally wrong possibility that when Jesus spoke about “hell”, he wasn’t talking about the afterlife. The inquiry proceeds by focusing on Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Matthew (the New Testament text with by far the most references to hell). I will pursue the case that for Matthew’s Jesus, hell was an impending event within history, not a place some people go after they die. The lecture is divided into two parts: in the first, we consider the various ways that lead to hell; in the second, we examine the nature of hell itself.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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