By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

This various selection of essays in honor of Edward William Fudge explores the themes of hell and immortality, for which Fudge has been widely recognized via his magnum opus, The fireplace That Consumes. so much Christians think humans will reside and undergo in hell ceaselessly, yet Fudge defends a view recognized traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a growing to be minority of Christians think God will supply immortality simply to people who meet the situation 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 prior to and after him, conditionalists this day nonetheless aspect to The fireplace That Consumes because the seminal remedy of the topic.
In July 2014, Christians from all over the world collected on the inaugural Rethinking Hell convention, to have fun Fudge's existence and paintings and to debate the character of hell in an open and respectful discussion board. This quantity comprises many of the essays provided at that convention, and several other others volunteered by means of conditionalists in view that then, as a present to Fudge for the large effect he has had on them, and for the ongoing paintings he does for God's kingdom.

"This new set of essays regarding hell's length is a important contribution to the continued dialogue in this vital subject . . . What we've got this is now not a host of hobbyhorse theologians sitting round agreeing with one another, yet a gaggle of astute pastors and students wrestling with what God's encouraged notice says approximately hell. I commend this ebook to an individual 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 first-class number of compelling essays is not just a becoming tribute to the lifelong ardour and paintings of an excellent student; it is a magnificent chance for readers to be relieved of the exhausting weight of believing our loving writer vengefully consigns humans to an endless nightmare from which they are going to by no means unsleeping. in the event you proportion 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 deadly booklet. those eminently readable essays--by turns own, exegetical, theological, and historical--have the aptitude 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 university 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 author: putting forward production and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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