What Difference Does the Canon Make? – Credo Magazine


The doctrine of Sola Scriptura—God’s Word alone is the final authority for God’s people. This foundational doctrine naturally elicits the question, “What constitutes God’s Word?” Edmond L. Gallagher and John D. Meade provide important historical answers to this question from early Christian sources in their recent book The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2017). Gallagher and Meade’s work helps to dispel the “popular idea that a council of bishops, perhaps at Nicaea, restricted the holy books of the church in order to suppress dissident literature” (1). In contrast to this notion, Gallagher and Meade show the historic contours of the canon-formation process...

This is an excellent review of this excellent book.

Click the link below for further reading.

https://credomag.com/article/biblical-canon-lists/

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