The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

Author: Michael Kruger

Did the New Testament canon arise naturally from within the early Christian faith?

Were the books written as Scripture, or did they become Scripture by a decision of the second-century church?

Why did early Christians have a canon at all?

These are the types of questions that led Michael Kruger to pick apart modern scholarship’s dominant view that the New Testament is a late creation of the church imposed on books originally written for another purpose. Calling into question this commonly held "extrinsic" view, Kruger here tackles the five most prevalent objections to the classic understanding of a quickly emerging, self-authenticating collection of authoritative scriptures.

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Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Publish Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

ISBN: 0-8308-4031-1

ISBN (13 digit):978-0-8308-4031-1

Pages: 256

Tags: canon, new testament, authority