New PDF release: A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor

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By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

ISBN-10: 1498223052

ISBN-13: 9781498223058

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ISBN-13: 9781498223072

This varied selection 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. so much Christians think humans will reside and undergo in hell eternally, yet Fudge defends a view recognized traditionally as "conditional immortality." He and a starting to be minority of Christians think God will furnish immortality basically 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 sooner than and after him, conditionalists this day nonetheless element 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 rejoice 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 a number of other others volunteered via conditionalists for the reason that then, as a present to Fudge for the large influence 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 priceless contribution to the continuing dialogue in this very important subject . . . What we now have here's now not 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 a person 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 first-class number of compelling essays is not just a becoming tribute to the lifelong ardour and paintings of a superb student; it is a remarkable chance for readers to be relieved of the exhausting weight of believing our loving author vengefully consigns humans to an endless nightmare from which they'll by no means wide awake. in case you proportion this conventional view of hell, please do your self a desire 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 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 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 trustworthy writer: maintaining construction and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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