A history of Heaven and Hell?

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Hell

Thu, 21 Dec 06

Duration: 28 mins

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Hell and its representation in the arts. Guests include Martin Palmer, Neil Macgregor and Margaret Kean.

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Heaven

Thu, 22 Dec 05

Duration: 29 mins

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas of heaven and the afterlife. With Martin Palmer, John Carey and Valery Rees.

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Redemption

Thu, 13 Mar 03

Duration: 29 mins

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss redemption, crucial for Judeo-Christian thought. Guests include Janet Soskice, Richard Harries and Stephen Mulhall.

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The Soul

Thu, 6 Jun 02

Duration: 29 mins

The history of thought on immortality, the self and the afterlife. With guests Richard Sorabji, Martin Palmer and Ruth Padel.

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Thu, 8 Apr 04

Duration: 29 mins

Melvyn Bragg examines the concept of original sin and its influence in Christian Europe. With guests Martin Palmer, John Carey and Griselda Pollock. Download 13MB (right click & “save target as / link as”)

Thu, 17 Jul 03, Duration: 43 mins, Melvyn Bragg examines how a powerful narrative of judgement and retribution evolved. With Martin Palmer, Marina Benjamin and Justin Champion. Download 20MB (right click & “save target as / link as”)

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