Have you ever wished you could eavesdrop on the divine Persons of the Trinity as they speak with one another? In this episode of the Credo Podcast, Matthew Barrett and Matthew Bates explore prosopological exegesis. They discuss this ancient reading technique employed by the biblical authors and then picked up by the early church fathers. Barrett and Bates explore the way the New Testament authors interpret the Old Testament, the Psalms in particular, and conclude that the trinitarian dialogue says something crucial about each person’s eternal origin.
Matthew W. Bates (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. His books include Gospel Allegiance (Brazos, 2019) the award-winning Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic, 2017), The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015), and The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation (Baylor University Press, 2012). He also co-founded and co-hosts the popular OnScript podcast.
Matthew Barrett is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is also Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Simply Trinity; Canon, Covenant and Christology; and None Greater. He is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.