This week we continue the “Through Nicaea” series and begin our discussion on Eternal Generation of the Son. Within episode 13 we will define Eternal Generation and provide a Historical Survey on the doctrine beginning with pre-New Testament thought.


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Sources and Resources for Eternal Generation (does not include sources already listed in the primary bibliography):

Eternal Generation of the Son: Maintaining Orthodoxy in Trinitarian Theology by Kevin Giles

Retrieving Eternal Generation – Sanders and Swain

Simply Trinity – Barrett

Seumas Macdonald’s Thesis – Monogenēs in Pro-Nicene Exegesis featured on the Patrologist website

Sources and Resources for the series:

Dictionary of New Testament Background (https://amzn.to/34GRYr0)

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (https://amzn.to/3ssWktZ)

Dictionary of Paul and Letters (https://amzn.to/3B3xIvK)

Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (https://amzn.to/34jjnQ0)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (https://amzn.to/3HAoPfG)

The Ante-Nicene Fathers (Used in Accordance/Accessible online for free)

The Nicene & Post Nicene Fathers (Used in Accordance/Accessible online for free)

Apostolic Fathers (Holmes) (https://amzn.to/3rvMXdD)

Athanasius, On the Incarnation (https://amzn.to/3HAoYzK)

Athanasius, Against the Arians (Accessed via Accordance)

Athanasius, Against the Gentiles (Accessed via Accordance)

Athanasius, Letters to Serapion (Accessed via Accordance)

Basil On the Holy Spirit (https://amzn.to/3GCr4gW

Gregory of Nazianzus Theological Orations (https://amzn.to/3oxuUSo)

Ancient Christian Doctrine (https://amzn.to/3ryKYFq – only vol. 1/5 linked)

Learning Theology with the Church Fathers (https://amzn.to/3LiuCZv

The Holy Trinity Robert Letham (https://amzn.to/3LgMvaZ

Through Western Eyes Robert Letham (https://amzn.to/3LtJmVA)

The Deep Things of God Fred Sanders (https://amzn.to/3GA9Wsg

God the Son Incarnate Stephen Wellum (https://amzn.to/3rzx06b)

The Holy Spirit (Allison & Kostenberger) (https://amzn.to/3B3ymJG)

2000 Years of Christ’s Power Vol. 1 – Nick Needham (https://amzn.to/3HAjDZ2)

From Nicaea to Chalcedon Frances Young (https://amzn.to/3gucaiv)


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