D.A. Carson, PhD

Emeritus Professor of New Testament

Faculty Since 1978


BS, McGill University
MDiv, Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto
PhD, University of Cambridge


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Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he is the president of The Gospel Coalition.

Dr. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.  He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

TEDS Lecture Series on the Book of Hebrews

Selected Publications

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, 6th ed. (Baker 2006) 

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church (Zondervan, 2005)

The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Zondervan 1996) 

Coauthor, An Introduction to the New Testament (Zondervan 1991) 

His edited works include It Is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture (Cambridge University Press 1988) and Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (Sheffield Academic Press 1993)

Letters Along the Way, written with John Woodbridge (Crossway 1993) 

Editor, Scripture and Truth (Baker 1992) 

Editor, God and Culture (Eerdmans 1993)

He is the editor of three series: New Studies in Biblical Theology (IVP), Pillar New Testament Commentary (Eerdmans), and Studies in Biblical Greek (Peter Lang).

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award in the category "theology and doctrine."


Analytical Outline of Hebrews
Sample PDF of his book, Jesus Son of God (Crossway, 2012)
“The Message of Islam and the Gospel of Jesus Christ” (a collaboration with Dean Graham Cole, Dr. Harold Netland, and Dr. Doug Sweeney)
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