Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Melanchthon Makes a Deathbed List

I’ve mentioned Luther’s last written words here before. In this post, I’d like to turn to his close friend and associate, Philip Melanchthon. He, too, has left us a fragment from just before his death on 19 April 1560 (it seems to have been written sometime around the 16th, perhaps, or shortly thereafter–it is not […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene Sacred Doctrine

Pass Go; Collect $200

Do Christians pass straight into glory when they die, or must they journey first over a harrowing path of cleansing and purification, as in Plato’s Myth of Er in Book 10 of the Republic or as in the sixth book of Vergil’s Aeneid? According to Augustine in City of God 20.9, they do not go to jail, as it […]