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The Date of Canon

In the fifth and final chapter of Kruger’s book The Question of Canon he considers some of the vulnerabilities in what he regards as the most prominent tenet of the extrinsic model of canon. Few issues will raise as much discussion as dating the New Testament canon. When did the New Testament writings first begin … Continue reading The Date of Canon

The Origins of Canon

Outspoken critic of scriptural inerrancy James Barr questioned the idea of the New Testament’s necessity for existence. “The idea of a Christian faith governed by Christian written holy scriptures was not an essential part of the foundation plan of Christianity”, said Barr. In the extrinsic model of canon (view that canon is a product of … Continue reading The Origins of Canon