Document Type

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains some of the personal papers of Edward William 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 William Fudge (1944-2017) 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, Alabama and in St. Louis. In 1982 he moved to Houston, Texas 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 William Fudge


The processors retained the original order as received as much as possible.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ--Alabama (Athens)



Extent of Collection

6 linear feet (12 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #76

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Kayla Sanderson, Brady Cox, Ron Longwell, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Brianna Mullins, Avery Reinoehl

Subjects--Personal Names

Fudge, Edward William, 1944-


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