Category Archives: Canon

The many sins of Newsweek’s expose on the Bible (COMMENTARY) – Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor, writing for the Religion News Service, adds his critique of Newsweek’s recent article on the Bible to others about which I’ve posted.  He closes with this: If Eichenwald wants to engage his subject matter with the true intellectual … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift from the Mainstream Media: Newsweek Takes a Desperate Swipe at the Integrity of the Bible (Part 2) | Canon Fodder

Here’s how Michael Kruger begins “Part Two” of his critique of Newsweek’s “hit piece” on the Bible. On Christmas Eve, I wrote part one of my review of Kurt Eichenwald’s piece, and highlighted not only the substantive and inexcusable litany … Continue reading

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Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin – Albert Mohler

Al Mohler joins with Michael Kruger and Daniel Wallace to create a chorus of criticism for Newsweek and its writer Kurt Eichenwald and their cover story “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” (8 min read; 2,083 words) Newsweek on … Continue reading

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Predictable Christmas fare: Newsweek’s Tirade against the Bible | Daniel B. Wallace

Yesterday I drew attention to Michael Kruger’s scathing criticism of Newsweek’s recent major misrepresentation of the Bible.  Another New Testament scholar, Daniel Wallace was similarly incensed. Dan Wallace concludes his critique with this: I applaud Kurt Eichenwald for stirring up … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger Addresses Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek

On December 23, 2014, Newsweek published a 9,000-word cover-story by Kurt Eichenwald titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”  Professor Michael J. Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte gives it its due this first installment of a response. … Continue reading

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Michael J. Kruger on The DaVinci Code and How We Got the New Testament

Mike Kruger is a distinguished New Testament scholar, whose research interests include Christians origins, and whose PhD. advisor was Larry Hurtado.  Kruger’s specialty is the New Testament canon – that is, the study of how the writings we call the … Continue reading

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How Did the Early Church Recognize the Canonicity of a Book? #6 Post of 2012 by Bill Pratt of Tough Questions Answered

Here’s how Bill starts: There is a misconception, popularized by books like The Da Vinci Code, that the way the books of the Bible were chosen consisted of politically infused church councils voting on the books they liked, and voting … Continue reading

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10 Basic Facts About the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize by Michael J. Kruger

Kruger is a thoughtful scholar who studied under Larry Hurtado.  And, like Hurtado, he believes. 10 Basic Facts About the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize – Apologetics 315.

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Are There More Gospels? – Mike Licona (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLIHTSrH0Oc&feature=em-uploademail From the YouTube description: Did Emperor Constantine have anything to do with putting in four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) in the New Testament? Many skeptics think the church supressed “gospels” outside of the New Testament, so they … Continue reading

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Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels – a lecture by Simon Gathercole (YouTube)

From the YouTube description: Lecture – Dr Simon Gathercole – Topic: “Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels” given 09/08/12 at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX Lecture (all) – Dr Simon Gathercole – … Continue reading

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