Retrieving Eternal Generation

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Editor(s): 
Fred Sanders, Scott R. Swain
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Zondervan
    , November
     2017.
     304 pages.
     $34.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780310537878.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Brendon Norton forthcoming.

Description

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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Fred Sanders is professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Scott R. Swain is professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

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