Jesus and the Father: Modern Evangelicals Reinvent the Doctrine of the Trinity

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Zondervan, 2006 - Religion - 320 pages
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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

 

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User Review  - Matt Erickson - Christianbook.com

Expanding on his earlier work, The Trinity and Subordinationism (IVP, 2002), Giles provides a thorough response to his critics with greater depth and insight. He makes his point strongly from biblical ... Read full review

Review: Jesus and the Father: Modern Evangelicals Reinvent the Doctrine of the Trinity

User Review  - Timothyy Mills - Christianbook.com

I bought this book looking for a sound treatment of the Trinity; what I got was a book for egalitarian feminism in the church.Giles' biblical exegesis is non-existant, begging the question and making ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
The Issues in Contention
55
What the Bible Says about the Trinity and What
93
The Eternal Subordination of the Son of God
129
The Father and the Son Divided or Undivided in Power
172
Differentiating the Trinitarian Persons
205
Correspondence
242
Subordination and Obedience in the Theology
275
Conclusion
306
Scripture Index
319
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Kevin Giles (Th.D., Australian College of Theology) After 40 years in pastoral ministry, leading Anglican churches Kevin Giles now writes, lectures and works part time in his parish church. Dr. Giles has published numerous scholarly articles and ten books including, Women and Their Ministry, Created Woman, Patterns of Ministry Among the First Christians, What on Earth is the Church?, Making Good Churches Better, and The Trinity and Subordinationism. He is a contributor to the IVP Dictionaries, Jesus and the Gospels and The Later Writings of the New Testament and Their Development. He and his wife, Lynley, have four grown children and five grandchildren.

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