Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis's A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor PDF

By Christopher M. Date,Ron Highfield,Stephen Travis

This various 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. so much Christians think humans will dwell 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 endlessly. even supposing Christians sharing Fudge's view have defended it either sooner than and after him, conditionalists this present 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 existence 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 by means of conditionalists due to the fact then, as a present to Fudge for the super effect 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 precious contribution to the continuing dialogue in this very important subject . . . What we've here's now not 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 notice says approximately hell. I commend this publication 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 is not only an Issue

"This first-class number of compelling essays isn't just a becoming tribute to the lifelong ardour and paintings of an outstanding pupil; it is a amazing chance for readers to be relieved of the arduous weight of believing our loving author vengefully consigns humans to an never-ending nightmare from which they are going to by no means unsleeping. when you proportion this conventional view of hell, please do your self a prefer 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 deadly booklet. 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 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 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: declaring construction and windfall in an Age of Anxiety (2015).

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