Why was Matthew Barrett surprised by the God of Augustine, Anselm, and Calvin? Have we domesticated God, so that he looks a lot more like the creature than the Creator? If we understand God as the perfect being, what perfect-making attributes must be true of God?
In this episode of the Credo podcast, Matthew Barrett is interviewed by Jason Duesing about his new book None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God. Barrett and Duesing discuss the impetus for None Greater, the structure of the book, and the relevance of God’s attributes on theology and the Christian life.
This is a two-part interview. Listen to Part 2 where Thor Madsen interviews Matthew Barrett.
Jason Duesing serves as the academic Provost and Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He is the author of several books including Mere Hope, Henry Jessey, First Freedom, and Seven Summits in Church History.
Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; 40 Questions About Salvation; God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture; Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary; Salvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian Life. He is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.