The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material

The second part of my series on the eternal subordination of the Son controversy has just been published (see part one here).

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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6 Responses to The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material

  1. Ian says:

    Super helpful

    • Thanks!

      There are five more parts projected to come: 3. Problems with the term and concept of ‘subordination’; 4. Identifying some of the aspects of Trinitarian orthodoxy that are at stake; 5. Discussing the strained relationship between biblical and dogmatic theology on these points and identifying the promise of theological reading of Scripture; 6. A discussion of 1 Corinthians 11:3; 7. An alternative approach and some suggestions for moving the conversation forward.

      • Andrew_Z says:

        I’m eagerly awaiting the third installment (and especially the 5th). I thought that Leithart’s comments yesterday on a careless critique of “Biblicism” were a useful caution for this debate even though it wasn’t explicitly directed to it. Also, I think those of us coming from more traditionally Presbyterian reformed backgrounds should acknowledge that there is something admirable about the confidence in scripture that you find in certain strains of Baptist piety and theology, even if it can devolve into a careless Biblicism (and so perhaps seem naïve and prone to careless error). In terms of the extremes – I have more sympathy for the unrepentant bible-thumper, than for the hard-core confessionalist (even if both are errors).

  2. quinnjones2 says:

    Two great posts, and really helpful! As a non-theologian who’s been wondering what all the fuss is about, I’m still learning the terminology – the easiest for me so far is the descriptor of Christ Incarnate as ‘God-man’ (I think I get that!)

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