The Formation Of The New Testament Canon (eBook)
de James O. Duke
Sobre o livro
The book gives an historical-theological overview of the formation ofthe New Testament canon, a development extending from the 1st to the4th centuries C.E. The goal is to prompt readers to reflect on theterms “canon” and “canonicity” as valued and valuable elements of theChristian heritage and as still in some ways very open-ended categories.Duke’s approach is chronological, highlighting critical moments anddecisions relating to “authoritative teachings” by various Christiancommunities and their leading representatives. Focus falls on thediversity of early Christianity communities and theirtraditions/literature and with it the importance of issues of “Christianidentity” in the selection and exclusion of texts as canon.Thisbook is part of the Core Biblical Studies series, designed as astarting point for New Testament study. The volumes that constitutethis series function as gateways. They provide entry points into thetopics, methods, and contexts that are central to New Testamentstudies. They open up these areas for inquiry and understanding. Inaddition they are guidebooks for the resulting journey.