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By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

This varied choice of essays in honor of Edward William Fudge explores the themes of hell and immortality, for which Fudge has been well known via his magnum opus, The fireplace That Consumes. so much Christians think humans will dwell and endure in hell ceaselessly, yet Fudge defends a view identified traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a turning out to be minority of Christians think God will furnish immortality purely to those that meet the of being united with Christ at the final Day, whereas those that don't will perish perpetually. even if Christians sharing Fudge's view have defended it either earlier than and after him, conditionalists this present day nonetheless element to The fireplace That Consumes because the seminal remedy of the topic.
In July 2014, Christians from around the globe accrued on the inaugural Rethinking Hell convention, to have fun Fudge's lifestyles and paintings and to debate the character of hell in an open and respectful discussion board. This quantity includes many of the essays awarded at that convention, and a number of other others volunteered via conditionalists in view that then, as a present to Fudge for the large impression he has had on them, and for the continuing paintings he does for God's kingdom.

"This new set of essays relating to hell's period is a worthwhile contribution to the continued dialogue in this vital subject . . . What we have now here's now not a number of hobbyhorse theologians sitting round agreeing with one another, yet a bunch of astute pastors and students wrestling with what God's encouraged be aware says approximately hell. I commend this publication to a person who's wrestling with the subject of God's destiny judgment."
--Preston Sprinkle, vp for Eternity Bible College's Boise extension, coauthor of Erasing Hell and People to Be enjoyed: Why Homosexuality isn't just an Issue

"This very good selection of compelling essays is not just a becoming tribute to the lifelong ardour and paintings of a good pupil; it is a extraordinary chance for readers to be relieved of the arduous weight of believing our loving writer vengefully consigns humans to an never-ending nightmare from which they are going to by no means unsleeping. should you percentage this conventional view of hell, please do your self a want and eat this work!"
--Gregory A. Boyd, President of Reknew.org and writer of Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty

"This is a perilous publication. those eminently readable essays--by turns own, exegetical, theological, and historical--have the capability to alter the minds and hearts of the modern church at the query of ultimate judgment. learn at your individual risk!"
--J. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan collage and writer of A New Heaven and a brand new Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology

Christopher M. Date is the editor of Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism (2014), and blogs and podcasts for the Rethinking Hell venture. He works as a software program engineer within the Pacific Northwest.

Ron Highfield is Professor of faith at Pepperdine college in Malibu, California. he's the writer of The devoted writer: putting forward construction and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor of Edward Fudge

This different selection of essays in honor of Edward William Fudge explores the subjects of hell and immortality, for which Fudge has been widely recognized via his magnum opus, the hearth That Consumes. so much Christians think humans will stay and endure in hell eternally, yet Fudge defends a view identified traditionally as "conditional immortality.

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