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By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

This varied number 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 hearth That Consumes. such a lot Christians think humans will dwell and undergo in hell endlessly, yet Fudge defends a view recognized traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a starting to be minority of Christians think God will supply immortality purely to people who meet the of being united with Christ at the final Day, whereas those that don't will perish ceaselessly. even supposing Christians sharing Fudge's view have defended it either sooner than and after him, conditionalists at the present time nonetheless aspect 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 a good time Fudge's lifestyles and paintings and to debate the character of hell in an open and respectful discussion board. This quantity includes lots of the essays offered at that convention, and several other others volunteered by way of conditionalists considering the fact that then, as a present to Fudge for the large impression he has had on them, and for the ongoing paintings he does for God's kingdom.

"This new set of essays with regards to hell's period is a worthy contribution to the continuing dialogue in this vital subject . . . What we've got here's no longer 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 be aware says approximately hell. I commend this booklet to somebody 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 is not only an Issue

"This very good choice of compelling essays isn't just a becoming tribute to the lifelong ardour and paintings of an excellent pupil; it is a brilliant chance for readers to be relieved of the arduous weight of believing our loving author vengefully consigns humans to an endless nightmare from which they'll by no means unsleeping. should you proportion this conventional view of hell, please do your self a prefer and eat this work!"
--Gregory A. Boyd, President of 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 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 undertaking. 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: declaring construction and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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