"The Eternal Generation of the Son: Maintaining Orthodoxy in Trinitarian Theology" by Kevin N. Giles

Friday, 31 Oct 2014

"For the church fathers...the eternal generation of the Son was the lynchpin for identifying both his unity with and difference from the Father."
In the introduction to his magisterial Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology (Oxford University Press, 2004), Lewis Ayres observes that despite the revival of "Trinitarian theology," many theologians have engaged the legacy of Nicaea "at a fairly shallow level, frequently relying on assumptions about Nicene theology that are historically indefensible." If Kevin Giles is right, some of the most respected conservative, evangelical theologians are prime exhibits of Ayres's complaint. An Australian Anglican minister and noted scholar, Giles writes as a member of the evangelical and Reformed family. ...

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