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Show Notes

What were Matthew Barrett’s motivations for writing Canon, Covenant and Christology? What is divine authorial intent and why does it expose a contradiction in evangelical hermeneutics? Why is sensus plenior essential to reading scripture like a Christian? Why is typology so critical to the unity of the canon? Why is Christ the hinge of the canon?  Why is the concept of covenant so pivotal to a right view of Christ and the canon? Who is the real father of biblical theology, Gabler or Vos?

In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Samuel Bierig interviews Matthew Barrett on his new book: Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel.

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  Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; 40 Questions About SalvationGod’s Word Alone: The Authority of ScriptureReformation Theology: A Systematic SummarySalvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian LifeHe is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.

Samuel Bierig serves as the undergraduate dean and as professor of Biblical Studies at Spurgeon College. He also serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church. Sam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology at Midwestern and holds degrees from Southern Seminary and Ouachita Baptist University. He is the editor of Fulfill Your Student Ministry: A Manifesto and Field Guide, and is under contract with Rainer Publishing to author How to Use Your Words for Good (working title). He is also a regular contributor at He is married to Mallory, and they have two children: Abby and Levi.


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