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mab | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 20 2015 3:10 PM

The subject of developing a good apologetic for a biblical understanding of hell came up recently. I have Chan's book, but I was wondering what other resources some of you might recommend.

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 3:29 PM

Edward Fudge has an excellent book titled "The Fire that Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment". Available in Logos at: https://www.logos.com/product/20263/the-fire-that-consumes-a-biblical-and-historical-study-of-the-doctrine-of-final-punishment-3rd-ed 

The pre-pub price was about half of what it was going for now, so a sales person might be able to help you out.

I'm not sure what view you are wanting to study so I will include this snippet from the Overview: 

"It concludes that hell is a place of total annihilation, everlasting destruction, although the destructive process encompasses conscious torment of whatever sort, intensity, and duration God might require in each individual case."

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 3:41 PM

mab:
what other resources some of you might recommend.

https://www.logos.com/product/54036/four-views-on-hell

I love the books which have multiple perspectives because the strengths/weaknesses of a position are often brought out by the other essays and rebuttals.

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 4:55 PM

mab:

The subject of developing a good apologetic for a biblical understanding of hell came up recently. I have Chan's book, but I was wondering what other resources some of you might recommend.

Here's a link to a list of books on Hell in Logos: https://www.logos.com/products/search?Topic=Doctrine+of+Hell

Personally, I would recommend Hell Under Fire. I quite enjoyed it, even though my views on other biblical and theological principles differ strongly from the writers, I found this book to be really informative and very strong.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 5:28 PM

For apologetics as cultural background read

The History of Hell by Alice K. Turner and Donadio & Olson - sorry its not in Logos

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Into Grace | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2015 6:55 PM

Rick:

Edward Fudge has an excellent book titled "The Fire that Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment". Available in Logos at: https://www.logos.com/product/20263/the-fire-that-consumes-a-biblical-and-historical-study-of-the-doctrine-of-final-punishment-3rd-ed 

The pre-pub price was about half of what it was going for now, so a sales person might be able to help you out.

I'm not sure what view you are wanting to study so I will include this snippet from the Overview: 

"It concludes that hell is a place of total annihilation, everlasting destruction, although the destructive process encompasses conscious torment of whatever sort, intensity, and duration God might require in each individual case."

I second the recommendation of this book. The book has depth and is grounded in Scripture. It's good to read books from both sides of the argument. Unfortunately, it cost 4x more to buy it from Logos than Amazon. 

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Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 1:19 PM

I enjoyed Wall's book https://www.logos.com/product/50151/heaven-hell-and-purgatory-rethinking-the-things-that-matter-most   Granted his perspective on a protestant view of purgatory is a bit out of the box (but not for Dallas Willard so it is worth a look).  He is a professor of philosophy and comes at things from that angle, but at the same time does try to anchor things biblically as well. 

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 2:20 PM

Very good, thoughtful, direct book from a pastor who did not used to believe in hell but does now.

https://vyrso.com/product/17463/hell-is-real 

 

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 3:20 PM

I would recommend Hell on Trial by Peterson and Endless Punishment by Shedd.

You may also want:  Justice of God in the damnation of sinners by Edwards

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David Achorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 4:00 PM

Eliminating Satan and Hell: Affirming a compassionate creator-God is quite good. 

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Kenute P. Curry | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 4:21 PM

Clarence Larkin; The Spirit World

https://www.logos.com/product/16876/the-spirit-world 

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 4:45 PM

Lots of good choices. I grabbed Hell is Real on Kindle, I'm querying my sales rep on Fudge because that seems the most thorough treatment. Another work or two might get grabbed. Thanks everyone for all the good choices.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 5:07 PM

I found the Evangelical Alliance in UK's book "The Nature of Hell", ed. David Hilborn (not in Logos or Vyrso, unfortunately), very interesting. Spoiler Alert: The conlusion is freely available online: http://www.eauk.org/church/resources/theological-articles/upload/The-Nature-of-Hell.pdf 

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 5:13 PM

Brandon Rappuhn:

mab:

The subject of developing a good apologetic for a biblical understanding of hell came up recently. I have Chan's book, but I was wondering what other resources some of you might recommend.

Here's a link to a list of books on Hell in Logos: https://www.logos.com/products/search?Topic=Doctrine+of+Hell

Personally, I would recommend Hell Under Fire. I quite enjoyed it, even though my views on other biblical and theological principles differ strongly from the writers, I found this book to be really informative and very strong.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2015 5:27 PM

NB.Mick:

I found the Evangelical Alliance in UK's book "The Nature of Hell", ed. David Hilborn (not in Logos or Vyrso, unfortunately), very interesting. Spoiler Alert: The conlusion is freely available online: http://www.eauk.org/church/resources/theological-articles/upload/The-Nature-of-Hell.pdf 

Thanks for the linked document

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 22 2015 8:47 AM

I especially like Brandon's recommendation above (Hell Under Fire) along with https://www.logos.com/product/41714/erasing-hell-what-god-said-about-eternity-and-the-things-we-made-up for a little easier reading.

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