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

Theodore G. Stylianopoulos


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‰ÛÏThis book is a truly remarkable ‰Û÷short study‰۪ telling the extraordinary story of theåÊmaking of the New Testament in the light of the rise and growth of the ancient universalåÊChurch. Its impeccable academic quality is accompanied in every chapter by the profoundåÊhermeneutical insights provided by the life of the Church and the patristic-biblical-exegeticalåÊheritage. I am sure that [it] will be spiritually edifying and theologicallyåÊinformative, connecting the readers to the New Testament, the eternal sacred text of theåÊChurch, and the absolute Word of God.‰۝

From the Foreword by Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America


‰ÛÏFr. Theodore Stylianopoulos‰۪ new book is an extraordinary study‰Û?ÛÒshort, concise,åÊcomplete, carefully and fairly written. It synthesizes the fruits of a lifetime of rigorousåÊhistorical-critical scholarship together with a lifetime of faith, worship, and service in theåÊChurch that canonized the twenty-seven New Testament writings which in turn, eachåÊin its own way, bears witness to the Church‰۪s evangelical ‰ÛÏcanon of faith‰۝ summed up inåÊthe apostolic gospel. I recommend this rare achievement to everyone interested in thisåÊcrucial subject that remains as controversial today as ever.‰۝

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus
St. Vladimir‰۪s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York


‰ÛÏThe Making of the New Testament is essential reading for anyone seriously interested inåÊthe current state of Orthodox biblical studies. Scholarly but readable, balanced butåÊpassionately argued, the book explores the organic interdependence of the nascentåÊChurch and the writings that would become our New Testament‰Û?ÛÒan interdependenceåÊbased 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‰۪s Orthodox Theological Seminary


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