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A High View of Scripture?: The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon

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Where did the Bible come from? Author Craig D. Allert encourages more evangelicals to ask that question. In "A High View of Scripture?" Allert introduces his audience to the diverse history of the canon's development and what impact it has today on how we view Scripture. Allert affirms divine inspiration of the Bible and, in fact, urges the very people who proclaim the ult ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Baker Academic
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James Korsmo
In A High View of Scripture?, Craig Allert, Professor at Trinity Western University in British Colombia, takes a considered look at the formation of the New Testament canon with a view to what it says about the evangelical doctrine of Scripture. Many evengelicals have what he describes as a "dropped out of the sky" view of Scripture, and Allert undertakes a careful historical investigation into the formation of the New Testament that takes seriously its development. It would be difficult to rehe ...more
Gregory Soderberg
Evangelicals are supposed to be totally devoted to the Bible. Sola Scriptura! we shout. But, as Craig Allert shows, Evangelicals are just as prone to following traditions as any other branch of Christendom. (Just where in the Bible does it say to close your eyes when you pray!??)

Allert writes: “What is actually happening in contemporary North American evangelical circles is that traditionalism has gradually crept into our understanding, or lack thereof, of the fundamentals. Jaroslav Pelikan’s fa
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Ian Hodge
The development of the New Testament canon is a key issue for Christianity. When were the documents accepted as canon? Who determined which documents would be canonized? What criteria were used to select the canon?

These questions, and more like them, are the subject of this book. The author is keen for the reader to understand not only now the NT canon came into existence, but also how certain teachings from those Scriptures became the orthodox view while other interpretations were discarded as
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Henrik
This is a fine book about the formation of the New Testament canon. It is written for evangelicals by an evangelical who is also a scholar. There are a great many points brought out, but he wants to address the human and ecclesiastical processes that gave rise to the NT canon. In other words, he wants to dismantle the "drop out of the sky" view, in which evangelicals tend to gloss over or simply ignore what actually happened in the human sphere.

Some points he makes:
* The NT books were not chosen
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Allison Hawn
I found "A High View of Scripture?" to be a very thorough and well-researched read.

Deconstructing and examining the different views on Biblical inerrancy, Canonization and various other Christian Apologetics, Allert does an good job creating an even field with which to analyze both the well-known theories and several lesser known ones as well.

Overall an interesting read for anyone interested in religious studies.
Rod
Allert clearly lays out the historical development of the New Testament canon and addresses common misconceptions that some contemporary Christians have about it. Catholic and Orthodox Christians will find this book useful for the "me, Jesus and my Bible" people in their lives.
David
A fascinating look at the formation and early church's conception of canon. There are troubling questions here that ought to be addressed.
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