Millard Erickson



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Who is Millard Erickson?

Millard Erickson (1932-present), born in Isanti County, Minnesota is a Christian theologian, professor of theology, and author. He has written the widely acclaimed 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.

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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