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The Question of Canon

Michael J. Kruger
The Question of Canon - Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate
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"The regnant view on NT canon formation in academic circles holds that the canon is a late ecclesistical creation, and one that is far removed from the mindset of Jesus, His apostles and even the church for at least the first century-and-a-half of its existence.  Kruger takes five major planks on which this view is built, subjects them to historical scrutiny, and, where there are any solid splinters of truth left after inspection, shows how they may be incorporated into a better impirical foundation for canon studies.  This important study argues that an 'intrinsic' model for canon, which recognizes the canon as the product of internal forces evolving out of the historical essence of Christianity, is superior to the 'extrinsic' model that has dominated canon studies for too long." -- Charles E. Hill