Title of Collection

Edward William Fudge Papers, 1969-2012

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal papers of Edward Fudge, which chronicle his research on the Bible and Christian doctrine. This collection includes research and notes, research outlines, periodicals, tracts, audio recordings, sermon manuscripts, correspondence, and material related to his book, "The Fire That Consumes."

Biographical Note

Edward Fudge received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Abilene Christian University and completed his J.D. at the University of Houston College of Law. He has served as preacher in Athens, Ala. and St. Louis. In 1982, he moved to Houston, Tex. and began practicing law. Fudge is best known for his research and publications on hell and the doctrine of annihilationism, or conditionalism. His book, The Fire That Consumes, is the result of this research. Fudge has also published many other books and scholarly articles.

Donor Note

Edward Fudge


The collection is arranged by material type. Research and notes are then arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Notes on the books of the Bible are arranged by order of appearance in the Bible. Correspondence is ordered by date. An accrual from University Manuscripts which included research and material related to Fudge's "The Fire That Consumes" was added on to the end of the initial organization. The added collection of material is not arranged in any particular order. The box contains most of the materials except for the Various church history charts and the title leaf copies which are in tubes. (***Based on the boxes I am aware of, I am not sure what this is referring to -- Brady Cox 8/15/16).

Content List

Boxes #1-8 Printed materials related to the Bible and theology, sermon and Bible class outlines written by Fudge, financial documents, and personal correspondence. Six binders of research (including journal articles, handwritten notes, etc.) regarding Fudge's The Fire That Consumes, and additional folders of research related to the work. See Control File for a detailed list of the contents of the collection. Boxes #9-12 Four display boxes that were used in an exhibit at the Rethinking Hell Conference held at Lanier Theological Library (Houston, TX) on July 12, 2014. Works Reviews Letters An Edited Manuscript of The Fire That Consumes


Churches of Christ--Alabama (Athens)



Extent of Collection

Twelve boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #76

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU StaffKayla SandersonBrady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Fudge, Edward William, 1944-


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