Carlton Pearson and the Politics of Hell

18 February 2018

A couple of weeks ago when we were discussing alumbradismo and the lutheranite heresies, I mentioned an episode of This American Life that dealt with the fall of Carlton Pearson. Pearson is a pastor, who came to doubt the existence of hell and changed his theology of salvation. His universalism got him branded a modern day heretic by the denomination he worked under. The episode tells that story, which is very compelling in light of the kinds of questions that Inquisitors were asked of 16th-century “heretics.”

You can listen to the episode on the This American Life episode page. And I would encourage you to do so, to see modern ways that orthodoxy gets dealt with.