Two Views of Hell: A Biblical & Theological Dialogue (Spectrum Multiview Book) Paperback – Illustrated, April 10, 2000
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Fudge and Peterson . . . have produced a clear and readable account of the biblical grounds for their positions. Fudge's interpretations of the scriptural data is plausible as is Peterson's and neither can dismiss the other by claiming that Scripture clearly supports their view. This book serves well the purpose of laying out the exegetical grounds for both sides." (Philosophia Christi)
"A very worthwhile book, especially since it gives both sides of the argument. This gives the book a fairness that should be appreciated." (Reformed Review)
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Paperback : 228 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780830822553
- ISBN-13 : 978-0830822553
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.55 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : IVP Academic; Print-on-Demand edition (April 10, 2000)
- ASIN : 0830822550
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #503,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I decided to read this book out of curiosity, having always been taught and believed in eternal punishment. It was Dr. Peterson's presentation that has persuaded me to think that annihilationism is more likely. Dr Peterson did not answer the question of the purpose of eternal punishment. The concept that 'sinning against and eternal God requires eternal punishment' doesn't seem logical, nor is it backed up by scripture. Dr Fudge presents a good case that it is even anti-biblical.
He challenged Dr Fudge's biblical interpretations, but couldn't explain why "death" didn't mean death, why "perish" didn't mean perish, why "destroy" didn't mean destroy. Do all of those words really mean separation from God? If so, why don't the Biblical translators translate it that way? Dr Peterson's primary argument for eternal punishment was that a lot of our forefathers in the faith thought it was that way.
All in all, it was a very good book. It will definitely make the reader consider how God deals with unrepentant sinners.