Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon of Early Christianity
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Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon of Early Christianity

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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)
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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...more
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