D.A. Carson
· Born:


Doctor of Philosophy in the New Testament from Cambridge University,Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary

· Denomination:

· Theology:
Five point Calvinist
Historic Premil




For non-reformed theologies..."at the end of the day, the security of the believer finally rests with the believer. For those in the opposite camp [Reformed], the security of the believer finally rests with God -- and that, I suggest, rightly taught, draws the believer back to God himself, to trust in God, to a renewed faith that is of a piece with trusting him in the first place."

"What God has disclosed of Himself in Scripture does not permit us to pick and choose. On the other hand, it mandates that we interpret what he has disclosed within the constraints that he has himself imposed--i.e., with full recognition of the developing plot line in Scripture, and of Scriptures highly diverse literary genres. Ignoring the former is typically the liberal fallacy; ignoring the later is typically the fundamentalist fallacy."

D.A. Carson
Biographical Sketch

Don (D. A.) Carson (b. 1946) - Reformed evangelical at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His theology is similar to that of Wayne Grudem except on charismatic issues, where his view may be described as "open but cautious." Carson's tendency is to strive for balance and amicability in disputes but is uncompromising on the essentials of the faith. He is a complementarian but supports gender-neutral Bible translations. Carson also helped produce the NLT. Titles: How Long O Lord, A Call to Spiritual Reformation; The Cross and Christian Ministry; The Difficult Dotrine of the Love of God; Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility; Exegetical Fallacies; For the Love of God; The Gagging of God; The Inclusive Language Debate; Introduction to the New Testament; New Testament Commentary Survey; Scripture and Truth (Ed. with John Woodbridge); Worship by the Book; Pillar Commentaries on Matthew and John and contributer to Who Will be Saved. He also edits the New Studies in Biblical Theology book series.

Carson's areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. He has written books on free will and predestination from a generally compatibilist and Calvinist persepective. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research.

Dr. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

Dr. Carson has written or edited more than 45 books, including The Sermon on the Mount (Baker 1978), Exegetical Fallacies (Baker 1984), Matthew (Zondervan 1984), From Triumphalism to Maturity (Baker 1984), Showing the Spirit (Baker 1987), How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil (Baker 1990), The Gospel According to John (Eerdmans 1991), A Call to Spiritual Reformation (Baker 1992), New Testament Commentary Survey (Baker 1993). His book, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Zondervan 1996), won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award in the category "theology and doctrine." He coauthored An Introduction to the New Testament (Zondervan 1991) and other works. His edited works include It Is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture (Cambridge University Press 1988) and Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (Sheffield Academic Press 1993).His new books is "Being Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications". Dr. Carson occasionally writes and edits with faculty colleague John Woodbridge; together they wrote the novel Letters Along the Way (Crossway 1993) and edited Scripture and Truth (Baker 1992) and God and Culture (Eerdmans 1993).

More Bio
Biography on D.A. Carson by Andreas J. Köstenberger

Lectures by D.A. Carson

The God Who is There (14-Part MP3 Series)
Massive Library of Carson multimedia resources of Monergism MP3 Library

The Gopel of Jesus Christ (.pdf)
Must I Learn to Interpret the Bible? (.pdf)
The Dangers & Delights of Postmodernism
n Distorting the Love of God
How can God be loving and yet send people to Hell? (video)
What is Jesus Essential Nature?
The Emerging Church
The Tabula Rasa Fallacy
D. A. Carson Critiques the Emerging Church Part I , Part II , Part III , Part IV; Part V; Part VI; Part VII by Dr. Sam Storms
Systematic Theology and Biblical Theology by D. A. Carson
Are Christians Required to Tithe?   D.A. Carson
The Love of God and the Atonement

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God (.pdf)
Two Testaments, One Story by D.A. Carson and G.K. Beale
Historical Tradition in the Fourth Gospel: After Dodd, What?

For the Love of God, daily devotional

Related Links
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS)