In Perspectives on the Trinity: Eternal Generation and Subordination in Tension (TH361), Drs. Wayne Grudem, Millard J. Erickson, Fred Sanders, Bruce A. Ware, and Kevin Giles explore a major question about the Trinity: Is God the Son subordinate to God the Father in eternity, or not? While Jesus certainly seemed to be subordinate to God during His earthly ministry, was this the case before His incarnation? Afterward? Each contributor lays out his perspective on the issue that affects our understanding of who God is, what the Bible teaches, and what the historic church has taught. The activities resource for this course includes additional videos by Drs. Michael Bird and Scott Harrower, helping to frame the background and significance of this topic.
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Fred Sanders is professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. He holds a BA in drawing and printmaking, an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a PhD in systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. His research covers a wide range of the major Christian doctrines, but his consistent focus is on the doctrine of the Trinity. He is the author of The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, The Triune God, and several other books and articles.
Kevin Giles is an ordained Anglican minister and worked in parish ministry for almost forty years before he retired from St. Michaels Church in North Carlton in 2006. He studied at Moore College in Sydney, Durham University in England, and Tübingen University in Germany. He is a widely published author and has contributed to the IVP Dictionaries of Jesus and the Gospels and The Later New Testament & Its Developments, and the Zondervan Dictionary of Christian Spirituality.
Millard Erickson (b. 1932) is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, Portland, and the author of the widely acclaimed systematics work Christian Theology along with more than twenty other books. He was professor of theology and academic dean at Bethel Seminary for many years. He earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, a B.D. from Northern Baptist Seminary, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Bruce Ware is a highly esteemed theologian and author in the evangelical world. He came to Southern Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as Chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Prior to this, he taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary.
Wayne Grudem is a New Testament scholar turned theologian, author, and research professor of Bible and theology at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona. He earned a BA from Harvard University, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. In 2001 Grudem moved to Phoenix Seminary after having taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for more than twenty years where he was also the chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology.
Michael F. Bird is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne College in Melbourne, Australia. He earned his PhD at the University of Queensland. He is the author of many books, including Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction, Jesus and the Origins of the Gentiles Mission, and The Saving Righteousness of God.
Scott Harrower is a lecturer in Christian thought at Ridley College and an ordained Anglican minister. He earned a PhD in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Scott regularly presents on topics such as early Christianity in Roman contexts, and philosophical responses to the problem(s) of evil. He is the author of Trinitarian Self and Salvation: An Evangelical Engagement with Rahner's Rule and is currently working on The Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers (with Michael F. Bird) and The Relevant Trinity (forthcoming, Lexham Press).