The End of the Unrepentant: A Study of the Biblical Themes of Fire and Being Consumed

The End of the Unrepentant: A Study of the Biblical Themes of Fire and Being Consumed

by J. Webb Mealy

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Overview

Synopsis:
The End of the Unrepentant stands as the most thorough exegetical analysis of the biblical teachings about the fate of the unrepentant ever written. Following up the author's acclaimed monograph, After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20, this study makes use of the nexus of the Isaiah Apocalypse (Isa 24-27) and Revelation 20 as a paradigm or interpretive lens through which to understand the teachings of the Psalms, the Prophets, Jesus, and the NT about resurrection, judgment, and the divergent futures of the faithful and the unrepentant.
The question of whether "hell" is everlasting has been a topic of interest for many decades now among evangelicals, and the controversy has only intensified in recent years. Many Christians feel uneasy about the idea of everlasting torment, but their belief in the authority of Scripture leaves them feeling that this doctrine is inescapable. The End of the Unrepentant is written for them. It mounts a unique, positive exegetical argument for annihilationism--an argument so thoroughly founded on the prophetic words of Jesus, Isaiah, and John that it shifts the exegetical burden of proof to those who would wish, for theological reasons, to affirm everlasting torment.

Author Biography:
J. Webb Mealy (PhD, Biblical Studies, Sheffield) is the author of After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20 and translator of The Spoken English New Testament. He teaches biblical studies and theology to lay people and is co-founder and executive director of Share First Oakland, a volunteer-based charitable organization that feeds the hungry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620327104
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J. Webb Mealy (PhD, Biblical Studies, Sheffield) is the author of After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20 and translator of The Spoken English New Testament. He teaches biblical studies and theology to lay people and is co-founder and executive director of Share First Oakland, a volunteer-based charitable organization that feeds the hungry.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What This Book Is and How to Read It 1

1 Surveying OT Passages That Picture Fire and Being Consumed 7

2 Surveying Passages from the NT Gospels and Epistles That Picture Fire and Being Consumed 35

3 Surveying Passages in the Book of Revelation That Picture Fire and Being Consumed 75

4 The Changing of the Ages in the Old Testament 97

5 The Changing of the Ages in the New Testament 139

6 Future Judgment and Resurrection in the New Testament 150

7 Answering Unresolved Questions from Chapter 2 192

8 The End of the Unrepentant: Hermeneutical and Theological Conclusion 205

Appendix: Passages That Refer to Fire or Being Consumed, Organized by Recurring Themes 251

Scripture Index 253

Other Works Cited 266

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