Mastered By the Book

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The ongoing discussion over biblical authority and interpretation between Don Carson, John Piper, and Tim Keller becomes pointed in the third of four clips from their roundtable interview.

Carson and Piper push each other on the merits of studying hermeneutics. Then they use the example of Corinth to debate how much time teachers should spend studying extrabiblical sources on the cultural and social milieu versus mastering the book itself to deduce the most important social and linguistic points.

You can also watch the first two installments of this roundtable to trace the background of their conversation.