Two Views of Hell by Edward William Fudge
A Biblical & Theological Dialogue (Spectrum)

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Hell is real and terrible. Evangelicals agree about thisunhappy truth. Hell is the fate of those who reject God. Yet on somequestions about hell not all agree.

Some evangelicals believe the wicked will experience perpetual,conscious torment after death. Others argue that the wicked willexperience a limited period of conscious punishment and then they willcease to exist.

In this book you will find an irenic yet frank debate between twoevangelical theologians who present strong scriptural and theologicalevidence for and against each view. Both make a case that their viewis more consistent with Scripture and with the holy and just nature ofa loving God.

Robert Peterson defends the traditional view that those who do nothave faith in Christ will suffer eternally in hell. Edward Fudgeadvocates the conditionalist perspective that after a period ofsuffering, the unfaithful will experience a complete extinguishing, orannihilation, of existence. In addition, each author presents arebuttal to the viewpoint of the other.

Here is a dialogue that will inform and challenge those on bothsides, while impressing on all the need for faithful proclamation ofthe gospel of deliverance from sin and death.

 

About Edward William Fudge

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Edward Fudge is a theologian and practicing lawyer based in Texas. He is the author of The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment (barnesandnoble.com). Robert A. Peterson (Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was formerly professor of New Testament and theology at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. His books include Getting to Know John's Gospel: A Fresh Look at Its Main Ideas, Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment, Calvin's Doctrine of the Atonement, Adopted by God: From Wayward Sinners to Cherished Children (all Presbyterian & Reformed) and Hell Under Fire (coedited with Chris Morgan, Zondervan). He has written numerous articles, was a contributor to the second edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker) and edits Covenant Seminary's journal, Presbyterion.
 
Published September 15, 2010 by IVP Academic. 229 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Edward Fudge, a practicing lawyer and theologian (The Fire That Consumes: The Biblical Case for Conditional Immortality) argues on behalf of conditionalism, drawing from a study of Old Testament figures, Jesus' teachings on hell, the writings of Paul and other New Testament verses and explanations.

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