Why These Books and No Others? PCRT 2016 Pre-Conference (mp3 Disc)
Why These Books and no Others? The Canonization of The New Testament
One of the most serious challenges to the authority of Scripture is whether we have the right books. How do we know that the New Testament should include just these 27 books and no others? This pre-conference by Michael Kruger addresses questions such as: Were there other books that were considered for inclusion in the canon of Scripture? What about other apocryphal or Gnostic writings? Did the Roman emperor Constantine and later Catholic authorities impose the canon on the church, or was there already a consensus regarding these books?
The 4 messages of Why These Books and No Others? include:
• “The Word From My Mouth” by Richard Phillips
• “The Origin of the Canon: Why Do We Have a New Testament Canon at All?” by Michael Kruger
• “The Date of the Canon: When Were New Testament Books First Regarded as Scripture?” by Michael Kruger
• “The Artifacts of Canon: Manuscripts as a Window into the Development of the New Testament” by Michael Kruger
(4 mp3 files on 1 CD)
The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology is the longest running national Reformed conference. It was started in 1974 by Dr. James Boice. It exists to glorify God through a rediscovery of the Church’s great doctrinal foundations.