Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon in Early Christianity

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 210 pages
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In this book John Barton examines the complex relationship between the canonical texts of the Old and New Testaments. He pays particular attention to historical questions - How did the biblical canon develop? How did the church come to accept as authoritative a New Testament containing no more and no less than 27 books? Why did the church place alongside these books the Hebrew Scriptures?

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Contents

MARCION REVISITED
35
TWO TESTAMENTS ONE BIBLE
63
WRITINGS OF HOLINESS
106

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Page 203 - A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE HISTORY OF THE CANON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT DURING THE fIRST FOUR CENTURIES. Fourth Edition. With Preface on "Supernatural Religion.

About the author (1998)

John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford in England. His publications include The Oxford Bible Commentary, The Original Story, Understanding Old Testament Ethics (WJK), and How the Bible Came to Be (WJK).

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