Mr. Fudge coming to GEM

In 1982 theologian Edward Fudge wrote a book challenging the doctrine of everlasting hell that continues to generate controversy.

Theatre poster for the movie Hell and Mr. Fudge.

Get ready for some thought-provoking film as The Inspirational Film Society brings a 2012 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival platinum awards winner to the GEM Theatre in Grand Forks later this month.

In the words of scriptwriter Donald Davenport, Hell and Mr. Fudge tells the story of Edward Fudge, an evangelical scholar from Alabama who discovers (and still maintains to this day) that everyone has gotten the concept of Hell wrong.

His work on Hell and the hereafter has aroused fierce controversy.

Fudges’ 1982 book, The Fire that Consumes, examines and challenges the doctrines of Hell, from both Old and New Testament references, as well as the historical development of the doctrine of Hell as eternal, conscious torment.

He is either a hero or a heretic, depending on whom you ask, says the PR package that came announcing the movie. “Both friend and foe can appreciate the movie’s authentic revelation of his character.”

Today Edward Fudge is an author, lecturer and theologian and The Fire that Consumes continues to be the subject of debate.

Hell and Mr. Fudge will be shown at the Gem in Grand Forks on July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

More information is online under the Our Coming Attractions link at


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