One God in Three Persons eBook
Unity of Essence, Distinction of Persons, Implications for Life
How do the three persons of the Trinity relate to each other? Evangelicals continue to wrestle with this complex issue and its implications for our understanding of men and women’s roles in both the home and the church.
Pushing back against feminist theologies that view the Trinity as model for evangelical egalitarianism, One God in Three Persons turns to the Bible, church history, philosophy, and systematic theology to argue for the eternal submission of the Son to the Father.
Bruce A. Ware (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and has authored God’s Lesser Glory; God’s Greater Glory; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and The Man Christ Jesus.
John Starke is the lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is also an editor at the Gospel Coalition, an organization committed to renewing faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming the ministry practices of local churches to conform fully to the Scriptures.
“This profoundly insightful book is a major contribution to our understanding of the nature of Tri-unity in God. Its focus on the question of whether the Son is both functionally subordinate to the Father and ontologically equal is of crucial importance for the life of the church and our understanding of the relationship between male and female. No attempt to answer that question can be regarded as adequate that does not give serious consideration to the content of this volume.”
—Sam Storms, Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“I am so grateful Ware and Starke are addressing these issues with such insight and wisdom. I pray that pastors see the important implications of this book and use it to teach their flock that God’s creation of male and female is an extraordinarily beautiful reflection of the unity and diversity of the Trinity.”
—Susan Hunt, former Director of Women’s Ministries, PCA; author, Women’s Ministry in the Local Church