Many view evangelicalism only in the political sense of the term, which may overlook and even diminish the rich theological tradition that is evangelical theology. Whether you joyfully consider yourself an evangelical or prefer to ditch the term altogether, evangelicals continue to work together with a steadfast commitment to primary doctrines of the faith despite secondary differences. To reflect on the state of evangelical theology, Daniel Treier of Wheaton College joins Matthew Barrett on the Credo podcast to discuss those evangelical theologians who have influenced his own trajectory. Treier also explains why he has devoted himself to the wisdom of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, evangelical ethics and its Thomistic roots, and the hermeneutics of theological interpretation of Scripture both of the past, present, and future. By engaging the many contours of evangelical theology, Treier evaluates their ongoing relevance for evangelicalism, however controversial its future may be.
Daniel J. Treier is Knoedler Professor of Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Baker Academic, 2008) and the coeditor of several books, including the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker, 2017), and the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.
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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