The Son Who Learned Obedience

A Theological Case Against the Eternal Submission of the Son

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D. Glenn Butner, Jr.
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , July
     2018.
     234 pages.
     $28.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781532641701.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Adam Jacobs forthcoming.

Description

This book offers a fresh perspective on the ongoing evangelical debate concerning whether the Son eternally submits to the Father. Beginning with the pro-Nicene account of will being a property of the single divine nature, Glenn Butner explores how language of eternal submission requires a modification of the classical theology of the divine will. This modification has problematic consequences for Christology, various atonement theories, and the doctrine of God, because as historically developed these doctrines shared the pro-Nicene assumption of a single divine will. This new angle on an old debate challenges the reader to move beyond the inaccurate characterization of views on eternal submission as “Arian” or “feminist” toward a more accurate understanding of the real theological issues at stake.

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

D. Glenn Butner, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry at Sterling College, KS. He is published in numerous academic journals, including Modern Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology.

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