Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this study was to historically examine the concept of hell through the perspective of the social construction of reality theory of communication. A historical review of the original translated words was conducted and compared against four early English versions of The Bible. As a result of the research conducted it is possible to make a strong argument that the current concept of hell being a place of eternal punishment in the form of an afterlife is a concept that was socially constructed and still reified into current realities.
Mason, Alicia Marie, "SOCIALLY DECONSTRUCTING ETERNITY" (2006). Electronic Thesis Collection. 198.