Canon of Scripture 4 - The New Testament

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Series: The Canon of Scripture: How did the Bible become the Bible?

Category: Bible Study

In this fourth session of our Canon of Scripture series we focus on the canonization of the books of the New Testament. Following the three categories of Athanasius, we look at the 27 canonicle books, then the ecclesiastical books (those deemed edifying but not authoritative), and then those books to be rejected. Special focus will be taken on this third category, since so much of current popular media and scholarship and fiction is captivated by them, for example Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" makes use of the gnostic gospels. This discussion will be continued next week in part 5, which will also begin a new section on issues of text transmission and translation.