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The Hell-Raiser: A Megachurch Pastor’s Search for a More Forgiving Faith

posted on November 21, 2012

Rob Bell, the founder of Michigan’s Mars Hill Church, gets The New Yorker treatment this week in a profile from the magazine’s Kelefa Sanneh. Last year, Bell created controversy with his book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which debated and questioned the nature and existence of Hell, and which Bell’s evangelical contemporaries accused of heretical universalism. Sanneh reports on what Bell is doing now, while weaving in the history of Christianity interpretation of Hell. Bonus: Kelefa Sanneh is the son of Yale Divinity School Professor Lamin Sanneh. He also delved into religion for the magazine in 2008, when he wrote “Project Trinity,” which profiled Obama’s former house of worship, Trinity Church of Christ. 

Read at The New Yorker