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The Dogma of Hell: Illustrated by Facts Taken from Profane and Sacred History / How to Avoid Hell

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Mass Market Paperback, 488 pages
Published December 28th 1989 by TAN Books and Publishers, Inc. (first published December 1989)
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Rhonda
Apr 26, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it
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I have had this book for a while and have read parts of it before finally going all the way through it for a recent radio show I was writing on the subject. I found it a cogent and interesting book, far from the efforts of scare literature, which I abhor because it is as useless as confrontation is to psychology. Further it explains several passages or stories in new ways, which, even as a seminary graduate, I had never considered before.
This book, given its title, is certainly difficult to acce
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Why think about hell? "The thought of Hell fortifies the weakest."

Terrifying, as it should be. Father Schouppe, a Victorian Jesuit, is a wonderfully gifted prose stylist, a skill he uses to terrify us into actually being good for once. After briefly making the argument, which should be obvious, that Scripture unequivocally speaks of hell's existence, he then cites stories of saints and others who have encountered hell, or had visions thereof.

My favorite is the story of St. Martinian, who, when
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Jill
Nov 27, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
Believe it, or don't. The stories are unembellished and even if only 10% are true, there is good reason to live an upright life and avoid the fires of hell. Eternity is too long to be wrong.
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Jan 27, 2015 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Really makes you think. Excellent. Short and concise.
Cassidy
Oct 08, 2013 Cassidy rated it it was amazing
This is a really powerful book. Very intense, but the subject matter calls it to be so. It's definitely causing me to grow as a Catholic.
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This a very strong and powerful book and serious catholic should be aware.
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Hell is real. It's theologically interesting and of salvific import to study and meritorious to remind oneself of the stark reality of eternal separation from God.
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