The Trinity Statement

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“In his book, Jesus and the Father: Mod­ern Evangelicals Reinvent the Doctrine of the Trinity (Zondervan, 2006), Giles shows how a whole generation of conservative evan­gelicals has embraced a new-fangled version of the ancient Trini­tarian heresy of subordinationism. They do not hide their mo­tives. They are determined to see in God what they wish to see in humanity: a subordination of role or function that does not compromise (they insist) an essential equality of being. There­fore, they teach that just as woman is created equal to man but has a subordinate role at home and in church, so the Son of God is coequal with the Father in being or essence but has a subordi­nate role in the work of salvation and in all eternity. They even think—quite mistakenly, as Giles shows—that this is what the Bible and Christian orthodoxy have always taught.” Phillip Cary (PHD Yale), Professor of Philosophy at East­ern University, St. Davids, PA.

Concerned about such developments, evangelicals from both sides of the gender conversation stand together in publishing an Evangelical Statement on the Trinity, written by William David Spencer in consultation with Aída Besançon Spencer, Mimi Haddad, Royce Gruenler, Kevin Giles, I. Howard Marshall, Alan Myatt, Millard Erickson, Steven Tracy, Alvera Mickelsen, Stanley Gundry, Catherine Clark Kroeger, and other theologians, exegetes, philoso­phers, and church historians.

You too are invited to add your name in support of the Evangelical State­ment on the Trinity by signing at

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