The Question of Canon by Kruger

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This book on the canon of the New Testament comes at a different angle than most I’ve seen. In my view, it’s a breath of fresh air and displays a wonderful viewpoint. He goes beyond the usual question of which book should be included in the canon to the more fundamental one: why is there a canon of the New Testament in the first place? Along the way, he exposes where the scholarly world has gone awry in this discussion. Where I felt that those scholars were predisposed against the Bible, Mr. Kruger was content to look at the Bible, what was logical, and weigh scholarly opinion against it. I may have disagreed with him on a small point or two, but this book was a grand success!

In the introduction, he lists five tenets that are prevalent in a wide array of scholarship. These five assumptions lead to conclusions…

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