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Product Code: XB034
Title: The Canon of Scripture
Author: F. F. Bruce
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
List Price: $35.00
Our Price: $32.00
Date: 1988
Pages: 349
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Answers such questions as: How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy scripture? Who decided what the shape of the canon should be? What were the criteria that influenced these decisions?

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction

  1. Holy Scripture

Part Two: Old Testament

  1. The Law and the Prophets
  2. The Greek Old Testament
  3. The Old Testament Becomes A New Book
  4. The Christian Canon of the Old Testament: A. In the East
  5. The Christian Canon of the Old Testament: B. In the Latin West
  6. Before and After the Reformation

Part Three: New Testament

  1. Writings of the New Era
  2. Marcion
  3. Valentinus and His School
  4. The Catholic Response
  5. The Muratorian Fragment
  6. Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Novatian
  7. Tertullian, Cyprian and Others
  8. The Alexandrian Fathers
  9. Eusebius of Caesarea
  10. Athanasius and After
  11. The West in the Fourth Century to Jerome
  12. Augustine to the End of the Middle Ages
  13. The New Testament Canon in the Age of Printing

Part Four: Conclusion

  1. Criteria of Canonicity
  2. A Canon Within the Canon?
  3. Canon, Criticism and Interpretation

Appendix 1: The 'Secret' Gospel of Mark
Appendix 2: Primary Sense and Plenary Sense

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