What’s gone wrong with biblical interpretation? Why does the doctrine of God matter for hermeneutics? If we reject classical theism and adopt theistic personalism, how does that change our view of inspiration? Can we follow the example of the apostles in their Christological interpretation? How has the enlightenment and methods of higher criticism affected hermeneutics today? Can divine authorial intent ever go beyond human authorial intent? Does the Bible have one meaning and what is Scripture’s plain sense?

In this episode of the Credo podcast, Matthew Barrett is joined by Craig Carter to discuss how pre-modern exegesis interpreted Christ in line with the New Testament authors, and how our interpretation of Scripture is intricately connected to our doctrine of God.

Craig A. Carter (PhD, University of St. Michael’s College) is professor of theology at Tyndale University College and Seminary, where he has served since 2000. Prior to his full-time role as professor, he served Tyndale as Vice President and Academic Dean. Carter has published a number of articles and reviews in various publications and is the author of four books, including the recently published Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis.

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