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I just finished listening to these wonderful lectures on the New Testament canon of Scripture and would recommend them to anyone. The middle lectures were particularly fantastic. If you think that questions regarding the canon basically consist of, “how do we know that we have the right books of the Bible?” or “who decided on the canon?” then you’ll be surprised by the depth of insight that Kruger brings the topic.
Here are the links, right-click to download:
- “The Definition of ‘Canon’: Exclusive or Multi-Dimensional?”
- “The Origins of Canon: Was the Idea of a New Testament a Late Ecclesiastical Development?”
- “The Artifacts of Canon: Manuscripts as a Window into the Development of the New Testament”
- “The Messiness of the Canon: Do Disagreements Amongst Early Christians Pose a Threat to Our Belief in the New Testament?”
Michael J. Kruger is a professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and the author of Canon Revisited, which has received many positive reviews.