Bruce A. Ware

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Bruce A. Ware
Born (1953-09-30) September 30, 1953 (age 65)
OccupationT. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Academic background
EducationWhitworth College, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, University of Washington
Alma materFuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.)
InfluencesOwen Strachan
Academic work
DisciplineSystematic Theology; Doctrine of God; Trinity
School or traditionEvangelicalism; Reformed Theology; Cessationism; Progressive Dispensationalism
InstitutionsBethel Theological Seminary
Western Seminary
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Main interestsOpen Theism; Theology Proper; Trinity
Notable worksTheir God is Too Small: Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God

Bruce A. Ware (born September 30, 1953) is an American theologian, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, and a key figure in the debate over open theism.[1]







  • Ware, Bruce A.; Schreiner, Thomas R. (1995). Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. ISBN 9780801022326. OCLC 53288151.
  • ——— (2000). God's Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781581342291. OCLC 44775399.
  • ——— (2003). Their God is Too Small: Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781581344813. OCLC 52057699.
  • ——— (2004). God's Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781581344431. OCLC 56334001.
  • ——— (2004). Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781581346688. OCLC 56825509.
  • Serving God with Determined Faith: Studies in the Book of Nehemiah (2005)
  • ——— (2009). Big Truths for Young Hearts. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781433523144. OCLC 769341433.
  • ——— (2012). The Man Jesus Christ: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781433524165. OCLC 818819635.

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Articles and Chapters[edit]

  • ——— (Summer 2000). "Despair amidst suffering and pain: a practical outworking of open theism's diminished view of God". Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. 4 (2): 56–75.
  • ——— (Spring 2001). "Tampering With the Trinity: Does the Son Submit to His Father?". Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. 6 (1): 4–12.
  • ——— (June 2002). "Defining Evangelicalism's Boundaries Theologically: Is Open Theism Evangleical?". Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 45 (2): 193–212.
  • ——— (June 2002). "Rejoinder to Replies by Clark H. Pinnock, John Sanders, and Gregory A. Boyd". Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 45 (2): 245–256.
  • ——— (2006). "Divine election to salvation". In Brand, Chad Owen (ed.). Perspectives on Election: five views. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers. ISBN 9780805427295. OCLC 73275402.
  • ——— (Spring 2006). "Cur Deus Trinus? The Relation of the Trinity to Christ's Identity as Savior and to the Efficacy of his Atoning Death". Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. 10 (1): 48–56.


  1. ^ Robinson, Jeff (December 1, 2008). "SBTS' Bruce Ware is ETS' new president". Baptist Press. Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  2. ^ "Bruce A. Ware, At-Large Member". Evangelical Theological Society. Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  3. ^ Porter, David (February 6, 1998). "Southern Seminary trustees establish Henry Institute, hire new faculty". Baptist Press. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2012-10-09.

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