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Is Hell Terminal Punishment? John Stackhouse Affirms

Hell 2nd EditionAs I mentioned in my previous post, I am working through two chapters of Zondervan’s Four Views on Hell: Eternal Conscious Torment (Denny Burk) and Terminal Punishment (John Stackhouse). See my previous post on Burk’s chapter.

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Is Hell Eternal Conscious Torment? Denny Burk Affirms

Hell 2nd EditionHell is a sobering topic to say the least, but it must be studied if we want to understand God and represent His word. The time is ripe to reevaluate Scriptures’ teaching on hell since Zondervan just updated its “Views on Hell” volume. This is welcome, as the original book had a few quirks: separate chapters defending “literal” and “metaphorical” views of hell (that looked suspiciously alike), along with a Roman Catholic defense of purgatory in a book aimed for Evangelicals, and a highly-charged emotion-driven defense of Annihilationism that was more heat than light. More crucially, it had become quite dated and the discussion has moved forward significantly, with Annihilationism (aka. Conditionalism) gaining popularity and credibility, and evangelical Universalism even being on the table.

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Review: Obadiah by Daniel I. Block (Hearing the Message of Scripture)

Daniel Block ObadiahThe little book of Obadiah is much like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone: destined to be forgotten, being the most minor of the minors (prophets, that is)! In fact, Obadiah is the least read book of the Bible. This is why I was so glad to read and review a commentary on it! Maybe I’m a sucker for the underdog, but if you hold to a high view of Scripture then surely the least popular book of the Bible will also be one of the most underestimated and one that rewards close study.

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Review: How God Became Jesus ed. Michael Bird

How God Became JesusThis is my concluding review of Bird (et. al)’s How God Became Jesus, with my overall impressions. For a slower in-depth walk through of Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, its arguments, and this reply book, How God Became Jesus, check out my series Ehrman’s Christology War.

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Ehrman’s Christology War #6: Church Debates & Heresies

How Jesus Became GodI’m continuing to work through Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God and Bird’s (et al.) How God Became Jesus. You can find each part in the series here. Now we’re turning to the Christology debates in the early centuries.

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Ehrman’s Christology War #5b: Jesus as God

How God Became JesusI’m continuing to work through Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God and Bird’s (et al.) How God Became Jesus. You can find each part in the series here.

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