By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

This various choice 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 hearth That Consumes. such a lot Christians think humans will dwell and undergo in hell ceaselessly, yet Fudge defends a view recognized traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a starting to be minority of Christians think God will furnish 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 supposing Christians sharing Fudge's view have defended it either ahead of and after him, conditionalists this present day nonetheless aspect to The hearth That Consumes because the seminal therapy of the topic.
In July 2014, Christians from worldwide amassed 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 lots of the essays offered at that convention, and a number of other others volunteered via conditionalists in view that then, as a present to Fudge for the great effect he has had on them, and for the ongoing paintings he does for God's kingdom.

"This new set of essays related to hell's length is a invaluable contribution to the continued dialogue in this vital subject . . . What now we have here's no longer a number of hobbyhorse theologians sitting round agreeing with one another, yet a gaggle of astute pastors and students wrestling with what God's encouraged observe says approximately hell. I commend this ebook to somebody 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 choice of compelling essays is not just a becoming tribute to the lifelong ardour and paintings of an excellent pupil; it is a extraordinary 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're going to by no means wide awake. when you percentage this conventional view of hell, please do your self a prefer and consume 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 e-book. 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 collage in Malibu, California. he's the writer of The devoted writer: maintaining production and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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