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The Making of the New Testament: Church, Gospel and Canon

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The Making of the New Testament is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the current state of Orthodox biblical studies. Scholarly but readable, balanced but passionately argued, the book explores the organic interdependence of the nascent Church and the writings that would become our New Testament an interdependence based on and expressive of the apostolic gospel in all its fullness.
-Rev. Dr. John Erickson
Peter N. Gramowich Professor of Church History, Emeritus,
and former Dean of St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary


Foreword by Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis vii
Preface ix
Introduction 1
1. The Ministry of Jesus 5
2. The Rise and Expansion of the Early Church 19
3. Unity and Diversity in the Early Church 29
4. The Gospel as the Basis of Unity 45
5. The Formation of the New Testament 67
6. The Meaning of Canon 95
7. The Value of Canon 115
8. The Text of the New Testament 137
Bibliography 165
About the Author 172



172 Pages
Holy Cross Orthodox Press
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