What do the Simpsons have to do with the book of Revelation? What role does the Old Testament play in Revelation? How does Christology come into focus and frame the entire book of Revelation? What is a literal-figurative hermeneutic? What should be the end goal of reading Revelation?
In this episode, Matthew Barrett talks with Peter Leithart about the book of Revelation, how to approach the book, and how to interpret the book.
Peter Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge) is President of Theopolis Institute and an Adjunct Senior Fellow of Theology at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He is ordained in the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches, as well as the author of numerous books including The Ten Commandments: A Guide to the Perfect Law of Liberty; Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture; Gratitude: An Intellectual History; Traces of the Trinity, Delivered from the Elements of the World; The End of Protestantism; and a Revelation commentary (part one and two).
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 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.