Some readers may be interested in reading a lengthy interview with author, Edward Fudge, atÂ ChristianPost.com.
With myÂ limited interest inÂ hell, I find it incredible someone like Fudge could have spent his life studying it.Â Apparently, there are numerous other people who have spent their careers studying it as well.
That someone like Fudge would make to leap to believe (A.) the Bible was written as a result of some kind of devine intervention and (B.) the concepts discussed in it, such as hell, are real places, is not within my ability to comprehend.Â A moreÂ useful career would have been to study the social and political forces that gave rise to such mythology.
Fudge claims that his first book, published in 1984, has become the definitive work on hell.Â He says there are three views of hell: Traditionalist, hell is a fire that torments forever.Â Universalist,Â hell is a fire that purifies and refines.Â Conditionalist,Â Hell is a fire that consumes.Â He is a conditionalist.
According to Fudge, his book was the focus of 17 other books written by traditionalists.Â So, to bring order to the arguments, he has published yet another book which addresses the arguments of the 17 opposing books. In the hell industry, we can add Rob Bell’s best selling book which has much discussion of hell as well.
There seems to be an almost unlimited demandÂ for hell products. Because of this, the hell industry in going through the roof.Â
But, that’s just a figure of speech.Â Due toÂ hell’s location, it’s actuallyÂ going through the floor.