Alan E. Bernstein

Alan E. Bernstein is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages and The Formation of Hell: Death and Retribution in the Ancient and Early Christian Worlds, both from Cornell.

Hell and Its Rivals
Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages
Alan E. Bernstein
In Hell and Its Rivals, Alan E. Bernstein examines an array of sources from within and beyond the three Abrahamic faiths—including theology, chronicles, legal charters, edifying tales, and narratives of near-death experiences—to analyze the origins and evolution of belief in...



The Formation of Hell
Death and Retribution in the Ancient and Early Christian Worlds
Alan E. Bernstein
"An absorbing history."—Washington Post Book World








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