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The Canon of Scripture

Turkish Title:  Kutsal Yazı Kanonu 

Original Title:  The Canon of Scripture

Author:  F.F. Bruce

 

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How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? Who decided what shape the canon should take? What criteria influenced these decisions? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture still remains an issue of debate.

 


Protestants, Catholics and the Orthodox all have slightly differing collections of documents in their Bibles.  Scholars have raised other questions. And many Christians today, while confessing the authority of all of Scripture, tend to rely on only a few books and particular themes while ignoring the rest. Research into second-century Gnostic texts have led some to argue that politics played a significant role in the formation of the Christian canon.

In this significant historical study, F. F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in answering the questions and clearing away the confusion surrounding the Christian canon of Scripture. Adept in both Old and New Testament studies, he brings a rare comprehensive perspective to his task. The Canon of Scripture remains a significant landmark and touchstone for further studies.

Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career, he wrote many bestselling commentaries and books, including Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free, and A Mind for What Matters. He also served as general editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament.

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