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What is the punishment for hell?
The 1993 Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell'” and “they suffer the punishments of hell, ‘eternal fire'”. The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God” (CCC 1035).
What’s the worst punishment in hell?
Sinners placed in the upper circles of hell are given relatively minor punishments, while sinners in the depths of hell endure far greater torments. As the eighth of nine circles, Malebolge is one of the worst places in hell to be.
What are the 3 levels of hell?
- Cantos I–II.
- Vestibule of Hell.
- First Circle (Limbo)
- Second Circle (Lust)
- Third Circle (Gluttony)
- Fourth Circle (Greed)
- Fifth Circle (Wrath)
What circle of hell do Liars go to?
|Circles of Hell in Dante’s Inferno|
|1st Circle: Limbo||The unbaptized and virtuous pagans including Virgil, Homer, Horace, Ovid, Socrates, Plato, and Saladin.|
|8th Circle: Fraud||Panderers and seducers, flatterers, sorcerers and false prophets, liars, thieves, and Ulysses and Diomedes.|
What happens in the 8th circle of hell?
The Eighth Circle is a large funnel of stone shaped like an amphitheatre around which run a series of ten deep, narrow, concentric ditches or trenches called bolge (singular: bolgia). Within these ditches are punished those guilty of Simple Fraud.
What are the 4 levels of hell?
Medieval theologians of Western Europe described the underworld (“hell”, “hades”, “infernum”) as divided into four distinct parts: Hell of the Damned, Purgatory, Limbo of the Fathers or Patriarchs, and Limbo of the Infants.
How many levels of hell are there?
As a Christian, Dante adds Circle 1 (Limbo) to Upper Hell and Circle 6 (Heresy) to Lower Hell, making 9 Circles in total; incorporating the Vestibule of the Futile, this leads to Hell containing 10 main divisions.