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Podcast episode #2: What is eternal generation? A theological conversation with Fred Sanders

The new Credo podcast was released a week ago as we highlighted the first episode with James Dolezal: What is simplicity and does it matter?

This week we excited to introduce you to episode #2: Does eternal generation matter?  

What does it mean for God to be triune? When the trinitarian phrase eternal generation is used, what is it referring to exactly? Why did the Fathers of the Church believe eternal generation was crucial for a biblical view of the Trinity over against heresy? In this episode, Matthew Barrett is joined by Fred Sanders to frame a robust theological understanding of one of Christianity’s most essential doctrines.

Fred Sanders teaches in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, where he has served since 1999. He has written a number of books, including The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, The Triune God, and The Image of the Immanent Trinity: Rahner’s Rule and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Listen to the podcast today.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the author of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Baker), coming this March (2021). He is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine and host of the Credo podcast. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Canon, Covenant and Christology; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; and God’s Word Alone.

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