After 15 centuries, the content of the biblical canon is still debated. Who decided what to include? What criteria were used? Is The Da Vinci Code's suggestion of a "hidden agenda" true? Green explores the development of the New Testament, the people involved, groups that influenced decisions, rejected material---and explains why the issue still matters today. 192 pages, softcover from Kregel.
About 1500 years ago, a group of Christian leaders gathered and quite literally voted in the books that appear in our Bibles. So what happened to the books that weren't voted in? How do we know that a group of sinful people didn't push through their own agenda like "The Da Vinci Code" suggests? This highly readable book explores the New Testament canon--its development, the people involved, the groups that tried to influence the decisions, the rejected books, and why the whole issue matters.
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