Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon of Early Christianity” as Want to Read:
Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon of Early Christianity
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon of Early Christianity

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  1 review

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.

Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published 1997)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Holy Writings, Sacred Text, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Holy Writings, Sacred Text

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-28 of 28)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Ez Beauchamp gave me this book from his library when I was hunting for something to read. Thank you Ez! It took a while to get into this one because the author seemed to assume that the reader was more familiar with the issues than I was. Nevertheless, patience paid off and I found this a very interesting read.

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
The Ninja Squirrel
The Ninja Squirrel marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2015
Kristofer Carlson
Kristofer Carlson is currently reading it
Jul 24, 2015
Andrew Nedelchev
Andrew Nedelchev marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2015
Josh Maddox
Josh Maddox marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2015
Dave Courtney
Dave Courtney marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2013
John Brackbill
John Brackbill marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2013
NormaCenva marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2013
Jeremy marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2013
Copito added it
Mar 12, 2012
Rachel added it
May 01, 2010
Kylemills8808 marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2009
Grass is currently reading it
Oct 13, 2009
Richard marked it as to-read
May 20, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book