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Confessing the Holy Spirit in an Age of Biblicism: Michael Haykin and Matthew Barrett

This is a series of conversations between major theologians and Matthew Barrett on the doctrine of the Trinity based on his new book, Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit (Baker, 2021).

In this video, Haykin and Barrett take an honest look at the history of biblicism, showing that evangelicals who embrace biblicism unwittingly adopt the method of Protestant Liberalism. Barrett and Haykin also explain why this method has made us suspicious of the procession of the Holy Spirit. They conclude with a look at the scriptural witness to the Spirit and reflect on why Augustine calls the Spirit the Love between the Lover and the Beloved.

For more information, consult chapter 9 of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit.

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Michael Haykin is the Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality and Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books including Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church, A Sweet Flame: Piety in the Letters of Jonathan Edwards, and To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy

Matthew Barrett is the author of Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Baker). He is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine and host of the Credo podcast. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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