Dr. Ridderbos stresses that the foundation for the canoc lies in the history of redemption itself, wherein Christ gave distinctive authority to His apostles. On that basis Ridderbos examines the authority of the New Testament as it is chacterized in the content of the text itself-in terms of the redemptive-historical categories of kerygma (proclamation), marturia (witness), and didache (doctrine).
An investigation of the New Testament canon and how it fits into redemptive history.
Herman Ridderbos has been professor of New Testament Studies in the Theological Seminary at Kampen, the Netherlands, since 1943. His father, Dr. J. Ridderbos, was professor in Old Testament in the same seminary, and his brother, Dr. N. H. Ridderbos, is professor of Old Testament in the Free University of Amsterdam. He has become well-known in America through his volume on Galatians in the New International Commentary on the New Testament, Paul and Jesus, When the Time Had Fully Come, The Authority of the New Testament Scripture, Paul: An Outline of his Theology, Studies in Scripture and Its Authority, and a monograph on Bultmann in the Modern Thinkers Series of the International Library of Philosophy and Theology.