"God's Only Begotten Son": A Reply to R. T. Mullins


  • William Hasker Huntington University




R. T. Mullins objects, as do a number of contemporary evangelical theologians, to the doctrine of “processions in God.” In my recent book on the Trinity I affirmed and defended this doctrine. Mullins has provided a lengthy critique of my defense, and this is my reply. The reply comprises four main elements. First, there is a brief summary of the doctrine of processions. This is followed by a consideration of the three principal objections to the doctrine developed by Mullins. Next, there is a discussion of the difficulties for the doctrine of the Trinity if the doctrine of processions is rejected. Finally, I provide a positive account of the coherence and evidential support for the doctrine of processions.


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How to Cite

Hasker, William. 2017. “‘God’s Only Begotten Son’: A Reply to R. T. Mullins”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (4):217-37. https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.v9i4.1942.