In this essay I develop a threefold sense for Scripture today: conventional, canonical, and contemporary. This is my “grammar” for evangelical theological hermeneutics. I explore in particular the canonical sense: the level of meaning of the biblical passage read in the light of the whole of Scripture, with Christ as the center and key. In dialogue with the Orthodox, I argue that such a christocentric approach must also be, finally, a Trinitarian one.
Padgett, Alan G. "The Canonical Sense of Scripture: Trinitarian or Christocentric?," Dialog 45 (2006), 36-43.
Padgett, Alan G., "The Canonical Sense of Scripture: Trinitarian or Christocentric?" (2006). Faculty Publications. 75.