ETS Membership Application

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Information for applicants
The Doctrinal Basis

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 glory.

For the purpose of advising members regarding the intent and meaning of the reference to biblical inerrancy in the ETS Doctrinal Basis, the Society refers members to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978). The case for biblical inerrancy rests on the absolute trustworthiness of God and Scripture's testimony to itself. A proper understanding of inerrancy takes into account the language, genres, and intent of Scripture. We reject approaches to Scripture that deny that biblical truth claims are grounded in reality.

Full Membership ($30 USD)
To apply for full membership, applicant must have earned the ThM or an equivalent degree. Generally, the MDiv, MA, and MAR degrees are not equivalent to the ThM. Additionally, eligibility for membership is based on earned degrees not on honorary degrees or on completed coursework.

Associate Membership ($30 USD)
To apply for associate membership, applicants must have a referral from a full member of the Society. The contact information (preferably an email address) for the referring member will be needed to complete the application. Associate members are non-voting members. Additionally, associate members typically do not present papers at the annual meeting.

Student Membership ($15 USD)
To apply for student membership, applicants must have a referral from a full member of the Society. The contact information (preferably an email address) for the referring member will be needed to complete the application. Student members are non-voting members. Additionally, only student members currently enrolled in a PhD program are eligible to submit paper proposals for the annual meetings. All student proposal submissions must be accompanied by the recommendation of a professor familiar with the proposed research.

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JETS Cutoff Dates
ETS memberships are good for one year from the date of the approval of your application and includes four issues of JETS. The chart below indicates the first JETS to be received based on the membership start date.

Membership Start First Issue Included Issues
Dec 1-Feb 28 1 (March) 1, 2, 3, 4
Mar 1-May 31 2 (June) 2, 3, 4, 1
June 1-Aug 31 3 (September) 3, 4, 1, 2
Sep 1-Nov 30 4 (March) 4, 1, 2, 3


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