Episode 170 Lord Jesus Christ with Dan Treier
Recently, David Capes was on the campus of Wheaton College in Wheaton IL. He had the chance to sit down with Dr. Dan Treier, head of the PhD program in Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College.
Dr. Treier has written a terrific new book entitled Lord Jesus Christ in a new series by Zondervan Academic. The series is called New Studies in Dogmatics. We welcome Dan for his first appearance on The Stone Chapel Podcasts.
Who Is Dan Trier?
Dan Treier grew up on a farm in Ohio and memorized thirteen books of the Bible in his teenage years. Not little books mind you. But big ones like Romans, John, Matthew and 1 Corinthians. Dan confesses that this one discipline has been formative in his life.
His did his PhD under Kevin VanHoozer at Trinity Evangelical Theological Seminary in Deerfield IL. For twenty-three years he has taught Theology at Wheaton College. He’s the author of other books, which you can find under “More Resources” below.
Lord Jesus Christ
Like any good book, this one has been in process for several years. It is a contemporary, reformed reading of biblical Christology.
So Dan begins with exegesis. He selects ten of the most important passages for Christology in the New Testament. He reads them through the church fathers, the reformation, and theological insights of the church.
Dan writes this book for pastors, students, and anyone interested in understanding how we arrived at the Orthodox Christology of Nicea and beyond.
Though Dan did not hear much emphasis on Christology in preaching in his early years, he is convinced that Christology is very “preachable.”
He is concerned that many evangelical churches today have a deficient understanding of Jesus’ person and work. When that is lacking, so many other aspects of Christian faith will be lacking as well.
Scholars review Lord Jesus Christ
Here is what Daniel Hill of Truett Seminary, Baylor University, has to say about Dr. Treier’s book:
“Christian theology, if it is worth anything at all, must continually return to the scandalous claim that Jesus Christ is Lord. Daniel J. Treier’s Lord Jesus Christ is an outstanding and illuminating examination of Christology in light of Holy Scripture’s dramatic arc from God’s life in himself to creation’s eschatological communion with God.
Rooted in a series of characteristically brilliant theological expositions of the names of Christ, this is a book you will find yourself reading and rereading to great benefit. It is a book that will drive you to the text of Holy Writ to hear anew its affirmation of the risen Lord. One would expect nothing less from a theologian of his caliber.”
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See Dan’s award winning (2020) book Introducing Evangelical Theology.
With Dr. David Lauber Dan wrote Trinitarian Theology for the Church: Scripture, Community, Worship
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