“He Descended into Hell”

“He Descended into Hell”

(Book) In Defense of the Descent: A Response to Contemporary Critics – Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology, by Daniel Hyde (RHB, 2010).

(Audio) An Interview with Daniel Hyde on his book In Defense of the Descent.

(Audio) Review of In Defense of the Descent. Reformed Forum.

(Book) Crux, Mors, Inferi: A Primer and Reader on Christ’s Descent, by Samuel D. Renihan (Independently published, 2021).

(Audio) Interview with Samuel Reniham on his book Crux, Mors, Inferi. Part 1 and Part 2.

(Book) “He Descended to the Dead”: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday., by Matthew Y. Emerson (IVP, 2019)

(Book) The Battle for the Keys: Revelation 1:18 and Christ’s Descent into the Underworld, by Justin Bass (Wipf & Stock, 2014).

(Chapter) “He Descended into Hell” What we believe: An exposition of the Apostles’ Creed, by Cornelis P Venema (Reformed Fellowship, 1996), 61-70.

(Chapter) “He Descended into Hell” in Our Creed: For Every Culture and Every Generation, by Mark Johnston (P&R, 2012).

(Audio) The Apostles’ Creed #08 – He Descended into Hell, by John R. DeWitt.

(Online Article) What does the Apostles’ Creed mean when it says that Jesus descended into hell?, by R. C. Sproul.

(Online Article) Christ’s Descent into Hell?, by John Calvin.

(Online Article) Christ’s Descent into Hell, by Ligonier.

(Audio) Descended and Raised, by R. C. Sproul.

Since Jesus took our punishment, why didn’t He need to go to hell forever?, with R. C. Sproul.

Q. 50. Wherein consisted Christ’s humiliation after his death?
A. Christ’s humiliation after his death consisted in his being buried, and continuing in the state of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day; which hath been otherwise expressed in these words, He descended into hell. – Westminster Larger Catechism

Why is there added, “He descended into hell”?
That in my greatest temptations, I may be assured, and wholly comfort myself in this, that my Lord Jesus Christ, by His inexpressible anguish, pains, terrors, and hellish agonies, in which He was plunged during all His sufferings, but especially on the cross, hath delivered me from the anguish and torments of hell. – The Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 16, Q. 5.