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By Preston Sprinkle Stanley N. Gundry Denny Burk John G. Stackhouse Jr. Robin Allinson Parry Jerry Walls | Comments: ( 544 ) | Date: ( Jul 17, 2019 )

Recent years have seen much controversy regarding hell Do we go to heaven or hell when we die Or do we cease to exist Are believers and unbelievers ultimately saved in the end This second edition of Four Views on Hell, featuring all new contributors, highlights why the church still needs to wrestle with the doctrine of hell In the familiar counterpoints format, four leRecent years have seen much controversy regarding hell Do we go to heaven or hell when we die Or do we cease to exist Are believers and unbelievers ultimately saved in the end This second edition of Four Views on Hell, featuring all new contributors, highlights why the church still needs to wrestle with the doctrine of hell In the familiar counterpoints format, four leading scholars introduce us to the current views on eternal judgment, with particular attention being given to the new voices that have entered the debate.Contributors and views include Denny Burk Eternal Conscious TormentJohn Stackhouse Annihilationism Conditional Immortality Robin Parry Universalism Ultimate Reconciliation Jerry Walls PurgatoryGeneral editor Preston Sprinkle concludes the discussion by evaluating each view, noting significant points of exchange between the essayists The interactive nature of the volume allows the reader to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and come to an informed conclusion.


  • Title: Four Views on Hell: Second Edition
  • Author: Preston Sprinkle Stanley N. Gundry Denny Burk John G. Stackhouse Jr. Robin Allinson Parry Jerry Walls
  • ISBN: 9780310516460
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Preston Sprinkle Stanley N. Gundry Denny Burk John G. Stackhouse Jr. Robin Allinson Parry Jerry Walls

Preston Sprinkle PhD, Aberdeen is a teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author He has written several books including People to Be Loved, Living in a Gray World, Charis, and Erasing Hell, which he co authored with Francis Chan Preston has held faculty positions at Nottingham University, Cedarville University, and Eternity Bible College He and his family live in Boise, Idaho, and he currently helps pastors and leaders engage the LGBTQ conversation with thoughtfulness and grace.



Comments Four Views on Hell: Second Edition

  • James

    Ever since Rob Bell's Love Wins, evangelicals have rushed to the defense of the traditional doctrine of hell. Bell's book was more suggestion than substance and raised the most ire among those who never read it, but there have also been a number of intelligent treatments on the fate of unbelievers and the nature of hell. Four Views on Hell, Second Edition showcases four options currently being discussed among evangelicals. Under the editorial eye of Preston Sprinkle (coauthor of Erasing Hell) wi [...]


  • Graham

    Full review coming soon.Summary for now: Denny Burk's argument is weak- very weak. His exegesis is shallow and his overall argument is full of holes. He presents nothing beyond a summary of tired arguments of Peterson, Mohler, and others. He only looks at 10 texts, five of which not only don't provide strong support for his argument, but actually do the complete opposite. His opening parable is entirely bizarre, and frankly disturbing. He makes logical leaps, and eisegetical assertions which sim [...]


  • Chris Huff

    This contributors to this book do an excellent job explaining their view of hell, pointing to relevant passages of the Bible. While not being able to give a comprehensive defense for their position, I feel like each contributor had enough space to develop their view sufficiently to give a brief overview of why they believe it, where it's found in the Bible, and how (in their view) it best fits with God's purpose for everything.I found the argument for purgatory to be least convincing. While I se [...]


  • Weston Durrwachter

    In my view, this second edition of Four Views on Hell really improves upon the first edition in substantial ways. If I remember correctly, the first edition includes two articles by supporters of eternal conscious torment/ECT, (one held to a literal fire and flames view of ECT, while the other held to a metaphorical understanding of ECT), an article supporting purgatory and an article supporting annihilations. I remember reading the first edition a couple years ago and feeling like the represent [...]


  • Jon Sedlak

    This updated edition is much better than the first (which had different contributors). Denny Burk's arguments in favor of eternal conscious torment are pathetic, and his responses to alternative views were also extremely unconvincing. The only view more pathetic was Robin Parry's Universalism. Talk about question begging. As Stackhouse noted cleverly, Universalism is only impressive because it represents "the triumph of hope over exegesis," which is not actually impressive for those who give two [...]


  • Tanwin

    I normally don't read "Counterpoints" books because with that limited amount of space I find it inadequate to discuss four views of anything. But I needed an accessible book on annihilationism and I'm glad I did. In this book, the 4 major views on hell are compared and debated: (1) Eternal Concious Torment (the orthodox view) (2) Terminal punishment (Annihilationism) (3) Universalism and (4) Purgatory.Some views are presented better than the rest but this book gives you a great high-level argum [...]


  • Spencer

    I am reviewing this book for McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, so I'll reserve my comments for that.


  • Joseph

    Although it bears the same name and is produced by the same publisher as the previous Four Views on Hell book, this new edition is largely distinct. It has an editor, new contributors, and now includes universalism among the four views (having consolidated the “literal” and “metaphorical” views into one eternal torment view of hell).So you know where I stand, I hold the view that is called “terminal punishment” and argued for by Dr. John Stackhouse.Denny Burk - Traditionalism/Eternal [...]


  • Reg Rivett

    "The question they are raising is not "Is there a hell?" but "What is hell like?"For most Christians, the nature of hell isn't a topic that much time is given to consider. Why would we worry about a place and what it is like if we are not going there? Isn't it enough to know that it is bad and that we need to tell other people to avoid this bad place?Unfortunately, this naive thinking runs ramped in the church, on this and other theological topics. But that is what makes the Counterpoints book s [...]


  • Carl Jenkins

    This book ended up being a very interesting read as expected, with arguments for Eternal Conscious Torment by Denny Burk, Annihilationism by John Stackhouse, Universalism by Robin Parry, and Purgatory by Jerry Walls. I'll try to give a quick reaction to all four of the arguments.Eternal Conscious Torment: This argument was probably the weakest out of the four. While he began with a parable that illustrates that the one being sinned against determines how strongly one should react to the sin bein [...]


  • J.K. Turner

    My Rating -Put it on the listLevel - Medium length, get's mildly technical, but overall fairly easy.SummaryAs the title say, the book argues four thoughts on hell. Well, really it is three views of hell, and another who goes on a tangent. All authors believe that hell is real, that it is punishment, and that it is the place that those whom die without the knowledge of Christ are destined to go.Denny Burk argues for the 'traditional' view of hell, i.e that it is a place of eternal punishment. Joh [...]


  • Robert Durough, Jr.

    Zondervan updated its Counterpoints series with a second edition of Four Views on Hell with new contributors. All contributors approach their doctrine of hell from a Protestant (non-Catholic and (non-Eastern Orthodox) and evangelical (definitions may vary), believing that hell is an actual place but differing on what they believe happens therein. The book follows the common form of the Counterpoints series: an introduction by the general editors, a major essay on one view followed by relatively [...]


  • Joan

    I have read some books on hell recently that I found disturbing. While the concept of hell has always been a part of Christian theology, exactly what that term means has been debated. This book helped clarify the four major, or current, views on hell. This edition is written by different authors and contains a new entry from the original edition because of the change in popular concepts about hell. There is a growing belief in annihilation among evangelicals, the concept of Christian universalis [...]


  • Steven

    Hell has become quite a hot topic in evangelical circles with some seeking to jettison the traditional understanding of hell and some seeking to defend it. Four Views on Hell edited by Preston Sprinkle with contributions by Denny Burk, John G. Stackhouse Jr Robin Parry, and Jerry Walls, will help any reader understand the basic positions of those who identify as evangelical.This is a new edition which replaces the previous edition on Hell in the Counterpoints series published by Zondervan. Like [...]


  • Kyle Essary

    This is a welcome and needed update. I will quickly summarize the good and the bad.The Good:1. Robin Parry presents the best example of a universalist who also claims to be evangelical. He has debated and discussed these issues for quite some time.2. John Stackhouse would not have been my first choice to represent annihilationism but I'm glad he did. He dealt with exegesis but also with deeper methodological concerns that other annihilationists often miss.3. The contributors all claimed that the [...]


  • Jessica

    This second edition of Four Views on Hell is part of the Zondervan Counterpoints series. As with the other books of the series, we find a presentation of the current views on just what hell is. This updated edition features all new contributors. Each contributor presents his view of the doctrine of hell in an essay. They are:– Eternal Conscious Torment by Denny Burk– Terminal Punishment by John Stackhouse– Universalism by Robin Parry– Purgatory by Jerry WallsAfter each essay, the other t [...]


  • Brad Thomas

    Highlights of the book are (as with most in the Counterpoints series) the contributors responses to the views they disagree with. Here is where we get some of the better critical engagement and clarity on points of debate. Additionally I found the editor's summary and analysis of each of the 4 essays to be a helpful distillation of the issues that are on the table and what still needs to be seriously considered. Parry's essay on "Ultimate Reconciliation" (Christian Universalism) is far and away [...]


  • Greg

    This book is a significant improvement on the previous edition, and is a completely new book, written by a different set of authors. It is an extremely helpful primer on the topic, laying out the arguments for each of the views, and the authors manage to do this in anionic way, without disparaging one another. Well worth the read, and all four of the sections are written in a way that is persuasive and handles the evidence well.


  • Joel Ken

    Four Views on Hell (edited by Preston Sprinkle) was an enlightening read. Denny Burk stated it well – and all agreed – that “the question of eternal conscious torment really does come down to who God is.” (p. 19) What a person believes about God’s nature and character will inform their view on hell. Although some may balk at the thought of bringing theological assumptions into the text, for each author, their view of God is established by their exegesis of other parts of Scripture. It [...]


  • Stephen

    I (surprisingly?) enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the context I read it (small discussion group). If anything, this book just allows for a bit more caution in pointing to some preconception and saying "Yes. This." The bible is fascinating, complex, multilayered and full of semiotic language. I think it allows for one to take a step back and feel free to express doubts and hopes.Off the top of my head, some other thoughts: - our view of God affects view of hell (I think all the authors pointed that [...]


  • John Kight

    The topic of Hell is easily one of the most theologically revealing conversations of our present day. Still, the landscape of the conversation has taken a slight shift from that of previous generations. It seems like now, more than ever, the traditional understanding of Hell is being thrown aside by a sizable percentage of evangelical Christians as they look to investigate its biblical veracity against other viable options. It is here that the reader will discover the usefulness of this much ant [...]


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