Kathryn Gin Lum
Kathryn Gin Lum teaches American religious history at Stanford University. She is the author of Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction (due in August 2014).

Written by Kathryn Gin Lum

Landscape with Charon Crossing the Styx by Joachim Patinir, c. 1515–1524. Museo del Prado, Madrid. Photo courtesy Wikimedia

Essay/
Philosophy of religion
Hell-bent

Younger Christians may be ditching doctrines of fire and brimstone – but will Christianity ever get rid of hell entirely?

Kathryn Gin Lum