Millard Erickson

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Millard J. Erickson
Born (1932-06-24) June 24, 1932 (age 83)
Isanti County, Minnesota
Nationality American
Occupation Pastor, Theologian
Years active 1963-
Notable work Christian Theology, Truth or Consequences
Theological work
Era Late 20th and early 21st centuries
Language English
Tradition or movement Evangelical

Millard J. Erickson (24 June 1932), born in Isanti County, Minnesota[1] is a Christian theologian, professor of theology, and author. He has written the widely acclaimed 1312 page systematics work Christian Theology as well as over 20 other books.

Currently, Erickson is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He was professor of theology and academic dean at Bethel University seminary for many years. He also taught at Baylor University. He earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, a B.D. from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.[1]

Erickson, an ordained Baptist minister, is a fairly conservative evangelical and only moderately Calvinistic. He is accommodating of alternate views on a number of issues, but one of the most vocal opponents of the most liberal side of evangelicalism. Erickson is also a prominent critic of open theism and postmodern Christianity, including the Emerging Church movement.

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  1. ^ a b Millard Erickson 1984-1992, retrieved 2013-01-15