Religion - Hell - The Devil's Domain



The history of Hell begins with the story of a negative near-death experience, in which a man thinks he went to Hell after being declared clinically dead and before resuscitation. Following Lucifers trail from cave paintings in France circa 6,000 BC to current portrayals in popular culture, this 2-hour exploration shows how Hell and the Devil remain powerful forces--at a church in Texas, where souls are delivered from Satans grip in talks with a survivor of the 1980s recovered memory craze, who recalled attending Witches Sabbaths that practiced cannibalism and at the modern Church of Satan. Review literary landmarks that expanded our ideas of the underworld, from Dantes Inferno and Miltons Paradise Lost to Mark Twains anti-hero, and trace development of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist conceptions of the afterlife.