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By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

ISBN-10: 1498223052

ISBN-13: 9781498223058

ISBN-10: 1498223079

ISBN-13: 9781498223072

This assorted number of essays in honor of Edward William Fudge explores the subjects 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 stay and endure in hell ceaselessly, yet Fudge defends a view recognized traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a becoming minority of Christians think God will provide immortality purely to people who meet the situation of being united with Christ at the final Day, whereas those that don't will perish without end. even if Christians sharing Fudge's view have defended it either prior to and after him, conditionalists this day nonetheless aspect to The hearth That Consumes because the seminal remedy of the topic.
In July 2014, Christians from world wide accumulated on the inaugural Rethinking Hell convention, to rejoice 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 several other others volunteered through conditionalists due to the fact 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 related to hell's length is a helpful contribution to the continuing dialogue in this vital subject . . . What we now have here's no longer a host of hobbyhorse theologians sitting round agreeing with one another, yet a bunch of astute pastors and students wrestling with what God's encouraged note says approximately hell. I commend this booklet to an individual who's wrestling with the subject of God's destiny judgment."
--Preston Sprinkle, vice chairman 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 a superb pupil; it is a excellent chance for readers to be relieved of the hard weight of believing our loving author vengefully consigns humans to an endless nightmare from which they'll 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 ebook. 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 personal 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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