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How does our doctrine of God affect our interpretation of scripture?

What are the differences between classical theism and theistic personalism? Why does the intention of the human author not exhaust what God intends to say through the text? How does divine authorial intent enable a Christological reading of the Old Testament? In what ways did hermeneutics radically change during the period of modernity and why must we return to a classical interpretation of scripture?

In this new Credo Video, Craig Carter explains how our doctrine of God affects our interpretation of scripture. Watch other videos like this one on the Credo Video page.

Craig A. Carter

Craig A. Carter is the author of Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis (Baker Academic, 2018) and Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: Recovering Trinitarian Classical Theism (Baker Academic, 2021). He is currently writing a third volume in the Great Tradition trilogy on the recovery of Nicene metaphysics. Other upcoming projects include an introduction to Theology in the Great Tradition and a theological commentary on Isaiah. He serves as Research Professor of Theology at Tyndale University in Toronto and as Theologian in Residence at Westney Heights Baptist Church. His personal website is and you can follow him on Twitter.

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