Peter Jensen, in The Revelation of God, arguesthat our understanding of scripture comes from our prior faith in the Gospel as proclaimed to us at our conversion. John Webster, in Holy Scripture, makes a very similar point. Thus, in one way, doctrine is prior to scripture. However, from our conversion on, as individual new Christians, we are tabula rasa (a blank slate) for all other doctrine – including our doctrine of scripture. Thus scripture is prior to all doctrine other than the Gospel.