The Complete Series: 10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon | Canon Fodder

Posted: December 12, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, Uncategorized

by Michael Kruger:

I plan to write a new blog series on 10 common misconceptions (or misunderstandings) about the origins and development of the NT Canon.   These are misconceptions that are not only held by the average layman, but are often shared by those in the academic community as well.   It is always difficult to know how such misunderstandings develop and are promulgated.   Sometimes they are just ideas that are repeated so often that no one bothers (anymore) to see if they have merit.  In other cases, these ideas have been promoted through popular presentations of the canon’s origins (e.g., The Da Vinci Code).  And in other cases, scholars have made sustained arguments for some of these positions (though, in my opinion, those arguments are not, in the end, convincing).   Either way, it is time for these issues to be dusted off and reconsidered.

Given that this is a blog, and not an academic monograph, my posts on these issues will not be overly technical.   Nor will they be overly lengthy.  Nonetheless, I hope these posts will serve to reinvigorate a much-needed discussion over these matters.

read his 10 blog posts here:


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