Denny Burk put up links today to an important review that appeared in the Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (JBMW) .
Millard Erickson has written an important new book called “Who’s Tampering with the Trinity? An Assessment of the Subordination Debate” which deals with the issues in the nature of the Trinity that form the theological basis of disputes about gender and gender roles today. Erickson abandons the current Egalitarian/Eternal Subordination nomenclature and replaces it with “Equivalence” and ‘Gradation” – terms I think have some usefulness.
Burk links to a review in the JBMW by Stephen J Wellum called “Irenic and Unpersuasive.”
Erickson is clearly on the Equivalence side of the discussion, but according to the review, he makes every effort to present both sides fairly (though Wellum has several specific complaints in this regard).
It looks like a book that all of us who are interested in approaching this debate in a serious, theological and irenic manner should read. Wellum review is also important as a balance. Denny Burk provides a synopsis of the review which is also helpful.
I’m preparing a perspective on this, but thought our readers might benefit from reading Wellum’s review.