Wednesday, July 24, 2013

10 Basic Facts About the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize

New Testament scholar Michael J. Kruger has been working through a blog series entitled 10 Basic Facts About the New Testament Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize. Check out his book Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books for more. Hear the interview with Michael Kruger here.
  1. The New Testament Books are the Earliest Christian Writings We Possess
  2. Apocryphal Writings Are All Written in the Second Century or Later
  3. The New Testament Books Are Unique Because They Are Apostolic Books
  4.   Some NT Writers Quote Other NT Writers as Scripture
  5.   The Four Gospels are Well Established by the End of the Second Century
  6.   At the End of the 2nd Century, the Muratorian Fragment lists 22 of 27 NT Books
  7.   Early Christians Often Used Non-Canonical Writings
  8.   The NT Canon Was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council
  9.   Christians Did Disagree about the Canonicity of Some NT Books
  10.   Early Christians Believed that Canonical Books Were Self-Authenticating


MaryLou said...

This is a terrific series. Thanks for bringing our attention to it.

@failedatheist said...

I found this series a couple days back, what fantastic set of posts. Great resource for the sorts of misunderstandings we're all so familiar with hearing.

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