Conditional Immortality (The case for orthodoxy on the doctrine of Annihilationism) by Tanwin Tanoto is the thesis project that was written by Tanoto for his master’s program. His main purpose for writing the book is to provide Biblical support that the doctrine of conditional immortality and annihilationism can be held by someone within the church as an orthodox view. He … [Read more...]
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About the book:This book was written by Alan E. Lewis a theology professor at Austin Presbyterian Seminary. He considered the book to be the culmination of his life’s work and was able to finish it before dying of cancer in 1994. The book is a written exploration concerning the question “where was Jesus between the cross and the resurrection?” Lewis indirectly challenges … [Read more...]
Book Review: Hell- A Final Word (the surprising truths I found in the Bible) By Edward Fudge Most students of the doctrine of Hell that have landed on the side of conditional immortality and annihilationism will be very familiar with the name Edward Fudge. Fudge wrote what is now the standard exegetical and hermeneutical text on the subject. This book is a condensed … [Read more...]
In An Eastern Orthodox Perspective, Jefferson Vann examines a new translation of the New Testament, and compares the author’s treatment of the concept of final punishment with his own.Conditionalists voice our dissent against the traditional Western church understanding of human nature and destiny. Our arguments are with theologians like Augustine, whose teaching led to a … [Read more...]
Jefferson Vann reviews a guide to the interpretation of parables, and is impressed with the book’s explanation of The Rich Man & Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31).When Stephen Wright reviewed Klyne R. Snodgrass’ Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus in 2009, he said the book was “as close to an authoritative reference work on the parables … [Read more...]