Nobody likes the doctrine of hell so a far more comfortable option has been redeveloped and supported in recent years: Annhilationism, the idea that the lost are destroyed rather than suffer endless punishment in hell. Morgan summarises the strengths and weaknesses of the major protagonists on both sides and then points to the influential American Theologian, Jonathan Edwards, as an example of how best to answer the theory. Edwards presents a convincing response, one that we today would do well to study.
'Morgan shows how Edwards successfully responded to the annihilationist arguments... Edwards's approach needs to be heard today.' - Robert A. Peterson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri
'Theologians of the past can often point the way ahead into the future. Christopher Morgan's comprehensive survey of the annihilation debate and his clear exposition of Edwards' views are a valuable resource for those defending biblical teaching regarding eternal punishment.' - David McKay, Professor of Systematic Theology, Ethics and Apologetics, Reformed Theological College, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Christopher Morgan is Dean of the School of Christian Ministries and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University, Riverside, California