Book Recommendations on the Development of the Canon

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  1. C. M. Sheffield

    C. M. Sheffield Puritan Board Junior

    I'm in need of recommendations on the development of the Canon of Scripture. I need something less scholarly and more accessible to a layman.
     
  2. TheOldCourse

    TheOldCourse Puritan Board Sophomore

    Would Michael Kruger's book be too scholarly? I recall it being pretty readable but it's not a page turner.
     
  3. Bill The Baptist

    Bill The Baptist Puritan Board Graduate

  4. Bill Duncan

    Bill Duncan Puritan Board Freshman

    I'm no academic. I like Kruger. Get both "Question of the Canon" and "The Heresy of Orthodoxy"
     
  5. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

  6. Contra_Mundum

    Contra_Mundum Pilgrim, Alien, Stranger Staff Member

    This is Kruger's "less scholarly" (still pretty high) book, his "dumbed down" (still demanding) but rewarding canon treatment:
    https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Revisited-Establishing-Authority-Testament/dp/1433505002/ SFAIK, it's simpler than The Question of Canon

    Listen briefly from 5:51 as MJK describes the difference between his two books, what the purposes of each are, etc. http://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc318/ You only have to listen for about 2:30 minutes to get a good idea of his intentions.

    I used this book in an adult SS class, and it was a challenge. But we got through it.
     
  7. DTK

    DTK Puritan Board Junior

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  8. Relztrah

    Relztrah Puritan Board Freshman

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