The New Evangelical Subordinationism

This volume, unprecedented in the breadth and depth of its coverage of the controversy over subordination in the Trinity, should become a standard source for teaching and research on its subject.

Author: Dennis W. Jowers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608998525

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Whether and in what sense the Son of God might eternally submit to his Father's will is a question that has ignited a firestorm of controversy in today's evangelical academy. On one side stand those who regard the affirmation of any inequality whatsoever in the Godhead as a revival of ancient subordinationism. On the other stand persons who consider the Son functionally subordinate to the Father even within the immanent Trinity, without respect to the Incarnation, and regard their belief as integral to historic orthodoxy. Many evangelicals, moreover, view the issue of subordination within the Trinity as pivotal to contemporary disputes about the role of women in church, home, and state. If the relations of the divine persons constitute a paradigm for human life, persons on all sides of the gender question argue, human relations ought to reflect either the divine persons' exceptionless equality or their orderly differentiation of roles. At the same time, others consider the issues of equality in the Trinity and gender relations irrelevant to each other and accuse both complementarians and evangelical feminists of degrading the doctrine of the Trinity into a partisan weapon. The New Evangelical Subordinationism? gathers commentary on evangelical debates about equality and subordination in the Trinity from representatives of the gamut of perspectives just mentioned. Here, evangelical theologians, biblical scholars, and church historians of widely differing theological orientations address themselves to the panoply of questions raised by these debates. This volume, unprecedented in the breadth and depth of its coverage of the controversy over subordination in the Trinity, should become a standard source for teaching and research on its subject.

The New Evangelical Subordinationism

So the new idea here is usefully dubbed, “role subordination.” Rejecting the out-
and-out denial of human equality that was widespread in Christian antiquity, the
middle ages and the Reformation—a denial that was “traditional” not in the sense
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Author: Dennis W. Jowers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725245868

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Whether and in what sense the Son of God might eternally submit to his Father's will is a question that has ignited a firestorm of controversy in today's evangelical academy. On one side stand those who regard the affirmation of any inequality whatsoever in the Godhead as a revival of ancient subordinationism. On the other stand persons who consider the Son functionally subordinate to the Father even within the immanent Trinity, without respect to the Incarnation, and regard their belief as integral to historic orthodoxy. Many evangelicals, moreover, view the issue of subordination within the Trinity as pivotal to contemporary disputes about the role of women in church, home, and state. If the relations of the divine persons constitute a paradigm for human life, persons on all sides of the gender question argue, human relations ought to reflect either the divine persons' exceptionless equality or their orderly differentiation of roles. At the same time, others consider the issues of equality in the Trinity and gender relations irrelevant to each other and accuse both complementarians and evangelical feminists of degrading the doctrine of the Trinity into a partisan weapon. The New Evangelical Subordinationism? gathers commentary on evangelical debates about equality and subordination in the Trinity from representatives of the gamut of perspectives just mentioned. Here, evangelical theologians, biblical scholars, and church historians of widely differing theological orientations address themselves to the panoply of questions raised by these debates. This volume, unprecedented in the breadth and depth of its coverage of the controversy over subordination in the Trinity, should become a standard source for teaching and research on its subject.

Jesus and the Father

This book should be read by all who wrestle with the complex but crucial doctrine of the Trinity."—Millard Erickson, author, Christian Theology “By showing that subordinationism is a revival of a heresy that was systematically rejected ...

Author: Kevin N. Giles

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310866383

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the cornerstones of Christianity. In Jesus and the Father, Kevin Giles wrestles with questions about the Trinity that are dividing the evangelical community: What is the error called “subordinationism”? Is the Son eternally subordinated to the Father in function? Are the Father and the Son divided or undivided in power and authority? Is the Father-Son-Spirit relationship ordered hierarchical or horizontal? How should the Father and the Son be differentiated to avoid the errors of modalism and subordinationism? What is the relationship between the so-called economic Trinity and the immanent Trinity? Does the Father-Son relationship in the Trinity prescribe male-female relationships in the home and the church? "Kevin Giles points out serious problems in the teaching that the Son is eternally subordinated to the Father and argues effectively for the full eternal equality within the Trinity. This book should be read by all who wrestle with the complex but crucial doctrine of the Trinity."—Millard Erickson, author, Christian Theology “By showing that subordinationism is a revival of a heresy that was systematically rejected by the non-Arian Church, the author reinstates the classical orthodox doctrine of the Trinity in all its scriptural majesty and grandeur.”—Gilbert Bilezikian, professor emeritus, Wheaton College “Giles skillfully places before us the stark choice which each generation of theologians must face: will we allow the Bible to speak its message about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to us, or will we use the Bible to advance our own agenda? This important book deserves to be widely read and carefully considered.”—Paul D. Molnar, professor of systematic theology, St. John’s University

Christian Scholar s Review

Giles's overall point is that eternal role subordination is just ontological
subordination and therefore a return to the ... Continuing the efforts of chapter 4 ,
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Who s Tampering with the Trinity

This increasingly debated topic has finally received a thorough, careful, and objective treatment in "Who's Tampering with the Trinity?."

Author: Millard J. Erickson

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825499186

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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There are few beliefs more essential to Christianity than that of the Trinity. Millard Erickson seeks to provide a lucid and judicious answer to the question: Is Jesus eternally subordinate to the Father, or is Jesus equal with the Father? In addition to providing rigorous theological analysis of that question, Erickson exposes flaws in familial implications derived from the Trinity. This increasingly debated topic has finally received a thorough, careful, and objective treatment.

The Eternal Generation of the Son

Theologian Kevin Giles defends the historically orthodox doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son of God.

Author: Kevin Giles

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830839658

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Theologian Kevin Giles defends the historically orthodox doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son of God. He argues on biblical, historical and theological bases that, given its fundamental meaning, this doctrinal formulation is indispensable, irreplaceable and faithful to Christian revelation.

The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian Literature

For example , the subordinationism of Tertullian is stated far too strongly . But
space ... The New Testament contains the doctrine that the Holy Spirit proceeds
from the Father , and possesses the same substance as the Father and the Son .

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Christian Dogmatics

That the whole of the writings of the New Testament advocates much more the
Trinitarian than the Unitarian view , has been not seldom honourably
acknowledged by opponents of the former view . He , further , who finds
Subordinationism , in ...

Author: Johannes Jacobus van Oosterzee

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Trinity Without Hierarchy

Trinity Without Hierarchy is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the current debate over the relationship between Trinitarian theology and the roles of men and women.

Author: Micheal F. Bird

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825444624

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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A defense of equality among the persons of the Trinity In response to those complementarian theologians who assert that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father, the contributors to Trinity Without Hierarchy contend that this view misconstrues the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity and reduces the Son to a lower level of glory and majesty than the Father. Surveying Scripture, church history, and theology, sixteen contributors present a defense of the full and equal authority of all three members of the Trinity while critiquing approaches that border on semi-Arianism. In particular, the creedal confessions of Nicaea are upheld as the historical standard by which any proposed Trinitarian doctrine should be judged. While some contributors hold complementarian and others egalitarian viewpoints, all agree that Trinitarian relations are not a proper basis for understanding gender roles. Trinity Without Hierarchy is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the current debate over the relationship between Trinitarian theology and the roles of men and women.

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Christian dogmatics tr by J W Watson and M J Evans

That the whole of the writings of the New Testament advocates much more the
Trinitarian than the Unitarian view , has been not seldom honourably
acknowledged by opponents of the former view . He , further , who finds
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Retrieving Eternal Generation

The book addresses both the common modern objections to the doctrine of eternal generation and presents the productive import of the doctrine for twenty-first century evangelical theology.

Author: Fred Sanders

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310537886

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Although the doctrine of eternal generation has been affirmed by theologians of nearly every ecclesiastical tradition since the fourth century, it has fallen on hard times among evangelical theologians since the nineteenth century. The doctrine has been a structural element in two larger doctrinal complexes: Christology and the Trinity. The neglect of the doctrine of eternal generation represents a great loss for constructive evangelical Trinitarian theology. Retrieving the doctrine of eternal generation for contemporary evangelical theology calls for a multifaceted approach. Retrieving Eternal Generation addresses (1) the hermeneutical logic and biblical bases of the doctrine of eternal generation; (2) key historical figures and moments in the development of the doctrine of eternal generation; and (3) the broad dogmatic significance of the doctrine of eternal generation for theology. The book addresses both the common modern objections to the doctrine of eternal generation and presents the productive import of the doctrine for twenty-first century evangelical theology. Contributors include Michael Allen, Lewis Ayres, D. A. Carson, Oliver Crisp, and more.

Advancing Trinitarian Theology

Throughout the last century theologians gave great attention to the doctrine of the Trinity, and succeeded in restoring it to a central place in Christian thought.

Author: Oliver D. Crisp

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031051729X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Throughout the last century theologians gave great attention to the doctrine of the Trinity, and succeeded in restoring it to a central place in Christian thought. But as they highlighted the novelty of the revolutionary new trinitarianism, a number of generalizations and simplifications crept into the discussion: a contrast between a supposed “Eastern” view versus a “Western” view; a social and perichoretic foundation for divine unity; and considerable scapegoating of major historical figures, especially among early Latin theologians. What is needed today is a re-evaluation of the twentieth-century trinitarian revolution in light of more careful historical retrievals of major thinkers from the classic tradition, in light of interesting developments in analytic theology, and in light of more nuanced conversations among representatives from between different Christian traditions. The second annual Los Angeles Theology Conference sought to make constructive progress in the doctrine of the Trinity by highlighting the counter-revolutionary trends in the most recent trinitarian thought, and aligning the trinitarian revival with the ongoing task of retrieving the classical doctrine of the Trinity.

New Dimensions in Evangelical Thought

J. Nigel Rowe's dissertation deals with Origen's doctrine of the subordination of
the Son to the Father.134 Gerardus Q. Reijners , O.S.C. , has studied the
symbolism of the cross as set forth both by Origen's predecessors and by Origen
together ...

Author: David S. Dockery

Publisher: Intervarsity Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 470

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Assessing the status of evangelical theology at the turn of the century, a team of 26 scholars, including Alister E. McGrath, Clark Pinnock, Wolfhart Pannenberg and Stanley Grenz, honor Millard J. Erickson with this volume. Edited by David S. Dockery.

Countering the Claims of Evangelical Feminism

This to-the-point handbook is a valuable resource enabling every Christian to grasp the issues, including: • What the Bible says about the roles of men and women in marriage • Women in the church and in church leadership • Theology ...

Author: Wayne Grudem

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307562158

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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“This is the most thorough, balanced, and biblically accurate treatment of feminism and the Bible I have seen.” —Stu Weber Evangelical feminists boldly assert that male and female roles in the church are interchangeable. Society reflects the argument. But what does the Bible have to say? Wayne Grudem offers more than forty biblical responses to the most crucial questions on this topic, showing God’s equal value in men and women and why their roles in the church are complementary, not interchangeable. This to-the-point handbook is a valuable resource enabling every Christian to grasp the issues, including: • What the Bible says about the roles of men and women in marriage • Women in the church and in church leadership • Theology and the concepts of equality, fairness, and justice • Claims that a complementarian view is harmful “No one will be able to deny the cumulative strength of the case this author makes.” —J. I. Packer “After the Bible, I cannot imagine a more useful book for finding reliable help in understanding God’s will for manhood and womanhood in the church and the home.” —John Piper

Looking Into the Future

Berkhof affirms eternal subordination , with different roles being played within the
“ economic Trinity . ” Grudem represents recent developments in evangelical
theology as we enter a new millennium . In his systematic theology he rejects
both ...

Author: Evangelical Theological Society. Meeting

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

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Page: 383

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Stay current on eschatological issues in theology, biblical studies, and ethics with these essays from leading evangelical scholars.

Evangelical Anglicans

Author: R. T. France

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

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Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 183

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A collection of essays on the influence of evangelicalism within the Anglican Church. Written by evangelical thinkers, the book nevertheless aims to be open and honest about the weaknesses, as well as the strengths, of evanglicalism.

The New Encyclop dia Britannica

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia 10 v

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The Evangelical Quarterly

An important question will be how far the doctrine proposed stands or falls with
the correspondence of the church to the Trinity and whether the concept of a non
- hierarchical , non - subordinationist Trinity will stand up to scrutiny ; on the
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