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Kevin Giles: The Eternal Generation of the Son

Giles’ major illustration of the “eternal generation of the Son” was that of Athanasius reference to the radiance put forth by light. Jesus is the radiance of the light. This reviewer prefers the illustration set forth by the great St. Symeon the New Theologian of the Orthodox Church. The flame that emits from a candle is the same flame that enflamed it.

Reviewed by Woodrow E. Walton

 

Publisher’s page: https://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/review/code=3965

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Category: In Depth, Spring 2014

About the Author: Woodrow E. Walton, D.Min. (Oral Roberts University School of Theology and Missions), B.A. (Texas Christian University), B.D. [M.Div.] (Duke Divinity School), M.A. (University of Oklahoma), is a retired Seminary Dean and Professor of biblical, theological and historical studies. An ordained Assemblies of God minister, he and his wife live in Fort Worth, Texas. Walton retains membership with the Evangelical Theological Society, American Association of Christian Counselors, American Society of Church History, American Academy of Political Science, and The International Society of Frontier Missiology.

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