Episode 9: Everything New with Jeff Cook

 

Christian philosopher Jeff Cook joins Rethinking Hell contributor Joshua Anderson to discuss conditionalism and his recent book, Everything New.

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00:00
Intro Music
00:53
Chris Introduces the episode
01:40
Joshua intro to the guest, Jeff Cook
02:52
Origin of Cook’s interest in philosophy / his education
05:27
Cook’s writing: starting with article “Repainting Hell
08:20
Applying Cook’s definition of “orthodoxy” to the doctrine of hell
10:00
Rob Bell consistent on hell; he believes in it
10:58
Pluralism a “dead option,” but four others still available
11:15
“Universalism” used in two ways: Soteriology and a theory of reality (pluarlism)
13:15
Hell as rehabilitation (Rob Bell’s view?)
14:12
Function of Hell in Universalistic views
14:54
Cook’s view: Annihilationism (Function = Destruction)
16:30
On to the Book: Everything New, by Jeff Cook
21:05
Hell an “anti-creation”
23:15
Traditional hell does not fit as well into big picture
24:35
Atheist view actually more Biblical than tradition? A charming feature, says Cook.
26:10
Traditionalism an [unnecessary] hindrance to unbelievers/atheists
28:15
Annihilationism: Rescue Plan instead of Fear Factor
31:48
Christians get bad name because of the traditional view of hell
32:20
Heaven should not be viewed in escapist terms
39:00
Real eschatalogical trajectory (judgment *will* occur)
41:03
Wrap up by Joshua
41:42
Outro Music
41:50
Chris closes the episode and reads 3 reviews (2 good / 1 bad) from iTunes
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