The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development and Significance Paperback

Its Origin, Development and Significance

by Bruce M. Metzger;


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The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development and Significance

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This text provides information from Church history concerning the recognition of the canonical status of the books of the New Testament. Canonization was a long and gradual process of sifting among scores of gospels, epistles, and other books that enjoyed local and temporary authority - some of which have only recently come to light among the discoveries of Nag Hammadi.;After discussing the external pressures that led to the fixing of the limits of the canon, the author gives sustained attention to Patristic evidence that bears on the development of the canon not only in the West but also among the Eastern Churches, including the Syrian, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, and Ethiopian. Besides considering differences as to the sequence of the books in the New Testament, Dr Metzger takes up such questions as which form of text is to be regarded as canonical; whether the canon is open or closed; to what extent a canon should be sought within the canon; and whether the canon is a collection of authoritative books or an authoritative collection of books.

The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development and Significance by Bruce M. Metzger was published by Oxford University Press in March 1997 and is our 19841st best seller. The ISBN for The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development and Significance is 9780198269540.

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Page last updated 25th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback (C format)
PublisherOxford University Press (March 1997)
EditionNew edition
Weight429g
Number of Pages336
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width139 mm
ISBN9780198269540
ISBN-100198269544
Product Code5197
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