Canon of Scripture 5 - The Gnostic Texts

Preacher: Ben Phillips

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

These days the Gnostic Gospels are getting a lot of attention, both in popular media, like Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code" but also among scholarly circles. While these are indeed interesting texts and worth noting as ancient documents, there is a lot of bad scholarship floating around regarding them. As we continue in our study of the Canon of Scripture, we will look at the current state of scholarship surrounding these texts, and see how these writings compare to the canonical NT books, particularly the Gospels, and why they were not included in the Canon.