The Evangelical Theological Society
professional society of Biblical
educators, pastors, and students with the stated purpose of serving
and his church by advancing evangelical
scholarship. It was established in
1949 in Cincinnati.
The number of members in 2005 was over
4,200. Members range from many different denominational
backgrounds but all, as evangelicals, unite under the following two
- "The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of
God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs. God is a
Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each
an uncreated person, one in essence, equal in power and
Full, voting membership is available to anyone with a Master of Theology
(Th.M.) degree or its
equivalent, and who subscribe to the above doctrinal statement.
Interested evangelicals who do not have such a degree can apply for
associate membership, but do not have voting rights. There is also
a student membership.
The society produces the Journal of the
Evangelical Theological Society
contains scholarly articles and book reviews from various
On May 5, 2007, Francis Beckwith
resigned as President following his decision to be received into
full communion in the Catholic
He was replaced as president by C Hassell Bullock
, Professor of Biblical
Studies, Wheaton College.