Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon of Early Christianity
An internationally respected biblical scholar investigates the origins of the Christian canon. John Barton explores the reasons behind the development of the New Testament and pursues the historical factors involved in combining these books with the Hebrew Scriptures.
Barton looks at the question of the creation of the New Testament Canon. He notes that for a long period of New Testament history, the idea of a canon of scripture was an anachronism. Neve...more