Is there some level of dissonance between the origins of Biblical Theology and how it is practiced today by Evangelicals? Could figures like Irenaeus, Augustine, and Calvin be properly said to be doing “Biblical Theology.” Sam Bierig and Craig Carter explore origins and definitions of Biblical Theology while establishing a working timeline of the discipline.
In this episode Sam Bierig and Dr. Craig Carter discuss the history of Biblical Theology through the lens of the lives of Johann Gabler, Geerhardus Vos, and Brevard Childs. They discuss the nature, scope, and purpose of Biblical Theology.
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Craig A. Carter retired from teaching and was appointed Research Professor of Theology at Tyndale University in Toronto, Ontario at the end of 2020. He continues as Theologian in Residence at Westney Heights Baptist Church in Ajax, Ontario, where he has served since 2008. He is an ordained minister in the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada. He is working on an Introduction to Christian Theology in the Great Tradition, which will be published by Baker Academic in 2024. He is also in the process of writing a multi-volume, theological commentary on Isaiah for the International Theological Commentary series published by T. & T. Clark.
Sam Bierig serves as Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Spurgeon College, and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Spurgeon College. Sam completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he wrote his dissertation on hermeneutics and the interpretation of the book of Proverbs. He has written a devotional on Jonah, a book for pastors titled No Neutral Words, and a book for student pastors titled Fulfill Your Student Ministry.