Readings in the Canon of Scripture

How quickly in the history of Christianity do the canons of the Church come to define and regulate the canon of scripture , and therefore the status of the texts within that canon ! As Frank Kermode freely admits , defences of the ...

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Author: David Jasper

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606088357

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Canonical criticism is not a recognized branch of biblical studies--granting new focus to questions of the authority and truth of the scriptural writings. Developed within a critical sense of the dominant historical-critical tone of biblical studies, canonical criticism as it has been pursued by the American scholars Brevard S. Childs and James A. Sanders stands as witness to the theological necessity of a more literary approach to the Bible. This book both criticizes the canonical enterprise, and takes it much further into readings of the canon from the perspective not only of literature, but also art, and in particular the biblical art of Rembrandt. In addition, it remains acutely conscious of the contemporary environment of our reading within the political concerns of feminist criticism, popular absorption in film and the narratives of the screen, and finally the crisis, or crises, which characterize the so-called postmodern condition. What emerges is at once highly critical of traditional strategies of canonization, and at the same time constructive and concerned to recover the Bible for our own time in readings which move outside the limited academic concerns of the biblical critic or the institutions of the church and religious community.

A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture

The Apostolical Constitutions attributed Canons of the Apostleso . to him , a Book of no great Credit , See the Apostles Canons , in A , and yet making nothing for the New Few at first , and afterwards much aug . Canon of Scripture .

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Author: John Cosin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063882685

Category: Bible

Page: 224

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A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture etc

81 The Apostolical Constitutions attributed Canons of the Apostles . to him , a Book of no great Credit , See the Apostles Canons , in A. and yet making nothing for the New Few at tirit , and afterwards much aug- Canon of Scripture .

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Author: John Cosin

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ISBN: BL:A0020693143

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A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture Or The Certain and Indubitate Books Thereof as They are Received in the Church of England

134 112.127.129.and 145 Gloffe upon the Canon Law . Hermes , By whom ic was firft written . In the Cited by the Fathers under the general greatest accompt , at that time , of name of Scripture , no lesse then the any ocher Books ...

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Author: John Cosin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822042947796

Category: Bible

Page: 224

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A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture or the Certain and Indubitate Books thereof as they are received in the Church of Engl and

134 112.177.129 : and 145 Glosse upon the Canon Law . Hermes . By whom it was first written . In the Cited by the Fathers under the general greatest accompt , at that time , of name of Scripture , no lesse then the any other Books ...

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Author: John Cosin

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ISBN: BL:A0020586820

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Page: 214

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The Canon of Scripture

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 ? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture ...

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Author: F. F. Bruce

Publisher: IVP Academic

ISBN: 083081258X

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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Winner of two 1990 Christianity Today Awards: Readers' Choice (1st place; theology & doctrine) and Critics' Choice (1st place; theology & doctrine). A 1989 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner! How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? Who decided what shape the canon should take? What criteria influenced these decisions? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture still remains an issue of debate. Protestants, Catholics and the Orthodox all have slightly differing collections of documents in their Bibles. Martin Luther, one of the early leaders of the Reformation, questioned the inclusion of the book of James in the canon. And many Christians today, while confessing the authority of all of Scripture, tend to rely on only a few books and particular themes while ignoring the rest. Scholars have raised many other questions as well. Research into second-century Gnostic texts have led some to argue that politics played a significant role in the formation of the Christian canon. Assessing the influence of ancient communities and a variety of disputes on the final shaping of the canon call for ongoing study. In this significant historical study, F. F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in answering the questions and clearing away the confusion surrounding the Christian canon of Scripture. Adept in both Old and New Testament studies, he brings a rare comprehensive perspective to his task. Though some issues have shifted since the original publication of this book, it still remains a significant landmark and touchstone for further studies.

The Canon of the Holy Scriptures from the Double Point of View of Science and of Faith

as having published , towards the end of the fourth , or the beginning of the fifth century , a list of the books contained in the Canon of Scripture . This pretended list entirely agrees , as to the New Testament , with that of our ...

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Author: Louis Gaussen

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ISBN: BL:A0017102809

Category: Bible

Page: 667

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"The object of this work is to demonstrate, from the Word of God and from history, the exclusive right of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, and of the twenty-seven books of the New, to a place in the list of inspired writings. This right is called thir canonicity. We shall first establish it from history, as regards the New Testament; and then establish it by doctrinal evidence, as regards the whole Bible" -- Page 1.

History of the Canon of the Holy Scriptures in the Christian Church

... was ecclesiastical tradition , just as the Scriptures in their turn were to serve as a rule for the teaching of the Church ; ' and the perfect agreement of these two authorities was the supreme rule , the true ecclesiastical canon .

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Author: Eduard Reuss

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ISBN: UOM:39015006954559

Category: Bible

Page: 404

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On the Canon of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament and on the Apocrypha Eleven discourses being the Hulsean Lectures for the year 1847

Malou , Lecture de la Sainte Bible , ii . p . 17. ... Quellensammlung zur Geschichte des Neutestamentlichen Canons , Zürich 1844 , which is characterized by a spirit of piety and sobriety . ... ON WHICH THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE RESTS . 9.

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Author: Christopher Wordsworth

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ISBN: BL:A0017102377

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Canon and Canonicity

The essays in this book discuss such crucial issues as the history of the formation of the biblical canon, examples of the canonisation of books in Antiquity outside Christianity, and the nature and function of canonical texts in general.

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Author: Einar Thomassen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763530279

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The authority of the Bible is one of the defining features of Christianity. However, the origins of the Biblical canon, both as an idea and as a composition still pose many unresolved questions and the nature of the bible's authority, including the many ways in which that authority has been tapped throughout history, are important and vast areas of investigation. The essays in this book discuss such crucial issues as the history of the formation of the biblical canon, examples of the canonisation of books in Antiquity outside Christianity, and the nature and function of canonical texts in general. Several essays, furthermore, deal with the numerous ways in which biblical canonicity has been construed and utilised in more recent European history. The essays, written by specialists in religious studies, ancient history, classical philology, church history and literary theory, should be of great interest to students, scholars and general readers concerned with scriptural and literary canon formation.