D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson

Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Dr. Carson received the Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Cambridge University. Dr. 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 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.

He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.




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Books by D.A. Carson

44258: Love in Hard PlacesLove in Hard Places
By D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson focuses on the aspects of Christian love that are not easy, such as loving your enemies and forgiving those who have hurt you. This book will help you understand what biblical love is... and is not. Carson sorts through the diverse ways in which Scripture speaks of Christian love, he shows how that love reflects God's own love. You'll see how to love wisely and well, faithfully and biblically in heartwarming situations - how to love even in the hardest places in life.


41263: The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of GodThe Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God
By D.A. Carson

In doing away with trivialities and cliches, this work gets to the heart of this all-important doctrine from an unflinching evangelical perspective. Yet it does so without losing its personal emphasis: for in understanding more of the comprehensive nature of God's love as declared in His Word, you will come to understand God and His unending love for you more completely.


6531X: Jesus' Sermon on the Mount: And His Confrontation with the WorldJesus' Sermon on the Mount
By D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson blends solid scholarship, fine writing, careful exposition, and consistent respect for the authority of Jesus' words to create a thought-provoking exploration of Matthew 5-10. Two helpful appendices summarize differing critical and theological interpretations of Jesus' teachings.


20867: Exegetical Fallacies, Second EditionExegetical Fallacies
By D.A. Carson

Encouraging readers to be more discerning and discriminating in their elucidation of Scripture, Carson exposes improper techniques of biblical interpretation. He groups exegetical errors into categories of word study, grammar, and logic, refuting common misconceptions in a straightforward and accessible style. A working knowledge of Greek and Hebrew is helpful but not necessary.


4286X: The Gagging of GodThe Gagging of God
By D.A. Carson

Is Jesus the only way to God? This clear, critically-acclaimed, scholarly response to that question affirms the deep need for the Gospel's exclusive message in today's increasingly pluralistic global community. The Gagging of God offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and then provides a systematic Christian response.


43343: Telling the Truth: Evangelizing PostmodernsTelling the Truth
By D.A. Carson, ed.

This thoughtful cultural analysis probes important turning points of biblical theology, describes successful contemporary evangelism, and exposes readers to the strategy and practice of Christian thinkers who are reaching the postmodern world.


1025699: A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His PrayersA Call to Spiritual Reformation
By D.A. Carson

Carson calls believers to revolt against superficiality and find again the deeper knowledge of God at Paul's school of prayer. A Call to Spiritual Reformation investigates the Epistles to see what lessons Paul taught in his "school of prayer". Christians today can still achieve the confidence Paul enjoyed by following his life-shaping principles and searching for a deeper devotional experience.


24277: The King James Version DebateThe King James Version Debate
By D.A. Carson

The King James Version Debate is the first book-length refutation of the view that the KJV is superior to contemporary translations written for both pastors and laypeople. Carson concisely explains the science of textual criticism since the main premise advanced by KJV proponents is the superiority of the Greek text on which it is based. After showing the problems with this premise, he refutes the propositions that: 1) the KJV is the most accurate translation 2) it is the most durable; 3) its use of the Old English forms makes it the most reverent; 4) it honors Christ more than do other versions; 5) it is most easily memorized; 6) it is most suitable for public reading.


48154: For the Love of God, Volume 1For the Love of God, Volume 1
By Don A. Carson

This devotional contains a systematic 365-day plan, based on the M'Cheyne Bible-reading schedule, that will in the course of a year guide you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once.


48162: For the Love of God, Volume 2For the Love of God, Volume 2
By Don A. Carson

As with its companion volume, For the Love of God: Volume 1, this devotional contains a systematic 365-day plan, based on the M'Cheyne Bible-reading schedule, that will in the course of a year guide you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once. In so doing, D. A. Carson completes the work he began in the first book. In an effort to help preserve biblical thinking and living, D. A. Carson has also written thought-provoking comments and reflections regarding each day's Scriptural passages.


031257: How Long, O Lord? Second EditionHow Long, O Lord?
By D.A. Carson

This clear and accessible treatment of key biblical themes related to human suffering and evil is written by one of the most respected evangelical biblical scholars alive today. D.A. Carson brings together a close, careful exposition of key biblical passages with helpful pastoral applications.


59473: Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its ImplicationsBecoming Conversant with the Emerging Church
By D.A. Carson

In Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, D. A. Carson gives both a perceptive introduction to the emerging church movement for those who may be unfamiliar with it, as well as a skillful assessment of its theological views. Carson addresses some troubling weaknesses of the movement frankly and thoughtfully, while at the same time, recognizing that it has important things to say to the rest of Christianity. Carson's treatment shows how we must not only interact with a fast-changing culture, but also how we must have our vision and practice of ministry shaped by biblical theology with Scripture as our norm.


1076735: Letters along the WayLetters along the Way
By D.A. Carson

For anyone who likes to read other people's mail, here is an intriguing batch of letters from a "senior saint to a junior saint." The new believer will find invaluable help in taking those early steps of faith. Others will find a wealth of information on topics such as apologetics, science and faith, inerrancy, heart versus head faith, prayer, the changing face of evangelicalism, and trends emerging in American culture---all from a unique personal perspective.


3683: The Gospel According to JohnThe Gospel According to John
By D.A. Carson

In this solid evangelical commentary on John's Gospel, D.A. Carson makes clear the flow of the text, focusing on the movement of thought rather than on word studies. Through the comprehensive introduction to such matters as the authenticity, authorship, purpose, and structure of the Gospel are treated with the evangelical Scripture exposition.


91680: The Cross and Christian MinistryThe Cross and Christian Ministry
By D.A. Carson

In his thorough exposition of 1 Corinthians, Carson explores factionalism, servant-leadership, shaping "world" Christians, and other issues to help you gain a better understanding of what the death of Christ means in ministering to God's people.


67685: A Model of Christian Maturity: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 10-13A Model of Christian Maturity
By D.A. Carson

Basing his insights on 2 Corinthians 10-13, Carson demonstrates that in a culture of exalted self-confidence, even the church can misunderstand the most important sign of true spiritual growth---humility. Explaining that Paul confronted the same problem in early congregations, he shows how believers today can grow spiritually in everyday life and adversity.


105494X: Basics for Believers An Exposition of PhillipiansBasics for Believers
By D.A. Carson

An exposition of Phillipians by Carson. Christians taking their first steps of faith as well as experienced saints reexamining their spiritual foundations will gain exceptional instruction and encouragement from this fresh look at the fundamental disciplines of the Christian life.

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