Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Theodore Graebner

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Peter 3:18-21; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 3:15; Isaiah 49:8-9; John 8:56; Luke 2:13-14; Hosea 6:2; Hosea 13:14; Psalm 68:18; Matthew 27:52-53; Ephesians 4:7-11; 1 Peter 4:5-7; Psalm 16:10; Acts 15:35;


The purpose of this monograph is to present a study of the doctrine of Christ's descent into hell both historically and exegetically.

It may appear to the reader that this paper has been written from a prejudiced viewpoint. But the writer maintains that a stout and honest effort was made to study this subject with as open and unbiased a mind as possible. But the conscientious student can only be as unprejudiced as truth itself is prejudiced, and with Daniel Defoe we say "He that hath truth on his side is a fool as well as a coward if he is afraid to own it because of other men's opinions.”

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