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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 subjects 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 stay and endure in hell perpetually, yet Fudge defends a view recognized traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a turning out to be minority of Christians think God will provide immortality in basic terms 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 at the present time nonetheless aspect to The hearth That Consumes because the seminal therapy of the topic.
In July 2014, Christians from world wide 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 comprises lots of the essays offered at that convention, and several other others volunteered through conditionalists considering that then, as a present to Fudge for the super 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 length is a beneficial contribution to the continuing dialogue in this vital subject . . . What we've this is 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 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 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 a very good student; it is a brilliant chance for readers to be relieved of the laborious weight of believing our loving writer vengefully consigns humans to an never-ending nightmare from which they are going to by no means unsleeping. if you happen to percentage this conventional view of hell, please do your self a want 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 ebook. 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 collage in Malibu, California. he's the writer of The trustworthy author: declaring production and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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