Books Eschatology

Forthcoming: “A Consuming Passion”

A Consuming Passion


I just got word from the editor that a book to which I contributed a chapter is soon to come off the press from Wipf and Stock, under the Pickwick imprint, which is their primary academic venue. I look forward to reading the other essays, because it looks like a very worthwhile collection – good authors on interesting topics. I am happy to have a small part in honoring Edward Fudge, a lovely and godly man, and a fine scholar who suffered considerably for his pursuit of truth.

In his blog post about the book today, Chris Date gives us the table of contents, and it promises to be an eschatological treat.

 John G. Stackhouse Jr., “The Legacy of Edward Fudge”

Terrance L. Tiessen, “My Long Journey to Annihilationism”

Jon Zens, “Are You Going to Heaven?” A Journey Away from the Wrong Question”

Rob McRay, “Moses, Jesus, and Fudge: How Edward Fudge (and Biblical Theology) Changed What I Preach About Hell”

Gregory G. Stump, “’Dear Edward’: Letters to a Gentleman Scholar”

Gordon L. Isaac, “The Extinction of Evil: The Biblical Prerequisite for New Heavens, New Earth”

James S. Spiegel, “Making the Philosophical Case for Conditionalism”

Nicholas Quient, “Paul and the Annihilation of Death”

Peter S. Grice, “Tempest Theophany, Cosmic Conflagration, and the Vanished Vanquished:Toward a Trinitarian Framework for Immortality and Annihilation”

Adam Murrell. “Divine Sovereignty in the Punishment of the Wicked”

Claude Mariottini, “The Punishment of the Wicked in Isaiah 66:24”

Kim Papaioannou, “Death, Eternal Life, and Judgment in the Gospel and Epistles of John”

Roger Harper, “Hades in Revelation”

David Instone-Brewer, “Eternal Punishment in First Century Jewish Thought”

James K. Brandyberry, “Important Forgotten History: The Roots of Opposition to Conditionalism”

Ronnie Demler, “Sic et Non: Traditionalism’s Scandal”

Glenn A. Peoples, “The Future of Hell”

Douglas A. Jacoby, “Doctrinal, Biblical, and Psychological Obstacles to Accepting Conditionalism: Successfully Rethinking Hell in a Small Christian Movement”

Ralph G. Bowles, “The Offer of Life: Conditional Immortality in the Practice of Evangelism”

David C. Cramer, “How to Talk about the Afterlife (If You Must): Ten Theses to Guide Debates among Traditionalists, Conditionalists, and Universalists”

Jim Wood, “Taking Conditionalism to the People”

Christopher M. Date, “Articulating and Promoting Conditionalism in the Twenty-First Century”

Once the book is in my hands, I expect that I will devote some blog posts to its contents.


By Terrance Tiessen

I am Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary, Canada.

One reply on “Forthcoming: “A Consuming Passion””

Thank you for your participation in this Festschrift, Terry, and thanks to all who contributed to it and who helped bring it about. I am honored by the association with each one! – Edward

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