The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition

The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition

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ISBN-13: 9781608999309
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 442
Sales rank: 594,861
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edward William Fudge is a Christian theologian, Bible teacher, author, and, for more than twenty years, a practicing attorney. He maintains an international internet ministry at www.EdwardFudge.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword to Third Edition Richard Bauckham ix

Foreword to First Edition F. F. Bruce xi

Foreword to Second Edition John W. Wenham xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Abbreviations xvii

Introduction xxiii

1 Rethinking Hell: Apostasy or New Reformation? 1

2 Back to the Bible: The Protestant Principle 9

3 Souls: Immortal or Otherwise 19

4 Aionios: Duration, Quality, or Both? 33

5 Sheol/Hades: Gravedom? 44

6 Divine Justice: When? 51

7 Divine Justice: Historical Examples 59

8 Divine Justice: Messiah and the End 72

9 Diversity: Apocrypha and Dead Sea Scrolls 85

10 Diversity: Pseudepigrapha 98

11 Jesus: Fire (Gehenna) 116

12 Jesus: Fire (Gehenna Not Named) 129

13 Jesus: Fire (Parable of the Sheep and the Goats) 135

14 Jesus: Fire (Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus) 148

15 Jesus: Non-fire Images 155

16 Golgotha: Judgment Revealed (1) 170

17 Golgotha: Judgment Revealed (2) 179

18 Thessalonians 187

19 Galatians and Corinthians 199

20 Romans, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians 205

21 Hebrews, James, Acts 215

22 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude 223

23 Revelation 234

24 Apostolic Fathers and Their Successors 253

25 The Apologists: A Fire That Torments 264

26 Apokatastasis: A Fire That Purifies 272

27 Arnobius to Augustine 287

28 Augustine's Case for Unending Torment 297

29 Middle Ages to Reformation 305

30 John Calvin: Psychopannychia 317

31 An Old Tradition Questioned 329

32 Roots of the Current Recovery 340

33 The Evangelical Recovery Continues 349

34 A Kinder and Gentler Traditionalism 360

35 Refreshing the Memory 366

36 Afterword 373

Bibliography 379

Index of Authors 395

Index of Scriptures and Other Ancient Documents 400

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