Peoples and Peterson interact over Peterson's traditionalist critiques of Fudge and others. Peterson corrects a couple of points, and clarifies others, ably answering the major objections.
It would be fair to say that more than any other evangelical author, Peterson has been the bastion of traditional doctrine of hell in recent times and the most vocal critic of annihilationism.
John Stott has commented that "it would seem strange, therefore, if people who are said to suffer destruction are not in fact destroyed."
Responding to the claim that the text teaches eternal torment, Fudge commented, "[I]t is an 'everlasting' contempt, because the state is irreversible."