The Formation of the New Testament Canon
The Formation of the New Testament Canon  -     By: James O. Duke
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 1426765010
ISBN-13: 9781426765018
Series: Core Biblical Studies

Publisher's Description

The book gives an historical-theological overview of the formation of the New Testmanet canon, a development extending from the 1st to the 4th centuries C.E.  The goal is to prompt readers to reflect on the terms "canon" and "canonicity" as valued and valuable elements of the Christian heritage and as still in some ways very open-ended categories. Duke’s approach is chronological, highlighting critical moments and decisions relating to "authoritative teachings" by various Christian communities and their leading representatives.  Focus falls on the diversity of early Christianity communities and their traditions/literature and with it the importance of issues of "Christian identity" in the selection and exclusion of texts as canon. 

This book is part of the Core Biblical Studies series, designed as a starting point for New Testament study.  The volumes that constitute this series function as gateways.  They provide entry points into the topics, methods, and contexts that are central to New Testament studies.  They open up these areas for inquiry and understanding.  In addition they are guidebooks for the resulting journey.

Author Bio

James Duke, Professor of the History of Christianity and the History of Christian Thought at Brite Divinity School, received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has taught at the University of Montana and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where he was a member of the Doctoral Faculty in Historical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. He is recipient of the TCU Deans' Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Catherine Saylor Hill Award for Faculty Excellence. His publications include translations of German theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher as well as studies in the history of theology in North America, history and doctrine of the Stone-Campbell movement, and theological methodology. He has served as editor of American Academy of Religion publications and at present is on the editorial team preparing The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Some of his many books include: How to Think Theologically, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006; Sources of Christian Theology in America, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999; Makers of Christian Theology in America, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997; Christian Faith Seeking Historical Understanding: Essays in Honor of H. Jack Forstman, Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press, 1997

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