Daily Archives: April 8, 2023

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The Nature and Purpose of Christ’s Descent into Hell [Commentary on Browne: Article III (2)]

As discussed previously, Browne argues that “Hell” in Article III should be understood as “Hades,” the place of departed spirits, and does not refer to “Gehenna,” the realm of damned souls. However, even simply stating that Christ entered Hades broadly rather than Gehenna specifically is not uncontroversial. Browne notes that Calvin argued Christ’s descent into…

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