F.F. Bruce is known worldwide as the dean of evangelical biblical scholars by those who have studied and built upon his foundational works. He 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 this task.
The Canon of Scripture is an authoritative and highly-respected reference that has stood the test of time. It is often cited in contemporary works examining the formation of canon, biblical inerrancy and textual criticism and exegesis.
Critical to the examination of canon, Bruce examines:
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?
The Canon of Scripture provides an immense amount of highly-searchable content that will extend your exegetical knowledge. It excells at providing perspective through frequent explanation of Greek and Hebrew terms, and engaging profiles of the people and events that contributed to establishing canon.
Through frequent usage of biblical Greek and Hebrew, and historical perspective through profiles of the people and events that contributed to the establishment of canon.
Primary to The Canon of Scripture's lasting impact and contribution are:
A thorough reexamination of the historical evidence for acceptance of the canon
Focus on the central issues of criteria of canonicity, and the idea of a canon within a canon, and canonical criticism
Inclusion of the most recent discoveries and literature (as of 1988) pertaining to the canon
Comprehensive and yet still readable, you will appreciate the depth and breath of unique information not readily available in any other publication. See for yourself why The Canon of Scripture was voted winner of Christianity Today's Readers' Choice and Critics' Choice Awards in theology and doctrine, as well as ECPA's Gold Medallion Award.