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New Credo Podcast: Since When Did the Trinity Go Social?

This is a series of conversations between major theologians and Matthew Barrett on the doctrine of the Trinity.

In this episode, Craig Carter and Matthew Barrett discuss chapter 3 of Barrett’s book, Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker, 2021). Carter and Barrett discuss topics such as the legacy of Nicaea in light of the rise of social trinitarianism, the state of the trinity in evangelicalism, and the difference between the classical doctrine of God and modernity’s redefinition of theology proper.

Listeners will also learn how classic works like Macbeth and A Christmas Carol help us understand the relationship between Nicaea and the 21st century! Craig even shares his own journey away from modern theology to a biblical and orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, putting his finger on what exactly opened his eyes to modernity’s revisionist view of God.


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.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the editor-in-chief of Credo Magazine, director of the Center for Classical Theology, and host of the Credo podcast. He is professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Simply Trinity, which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology/Ethics. His new book is called The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He is currently writing a Systematic Theology with Baker Academic.

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