This seminar is designed especially for pastors and Christian leaders and will present the theological implications of the history of the formation of the New Testament canon for an evangelical theology of Scripture. Topics covered will include: the emergence of the fourfold gospel canon, the authorship of the Muratorian Fragment, the rise of the New Testament commentary, and the conciliar decisions on the canon. The course will outline how the history of the canon can provide the key for reclaiming patristic theology for evangelicals.
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If you are planning to attend the seminar at a theological faculty, please read the following two articles in advance.
The first article ("Victorinus of Pettau as the Author of the Canon Muratori"–originally published in Vigilae Christianae, 62 :1-34) argues that the Muratorian Fragment was written in the middle of the third century AD and lays the foundation for a new history of the formation of the New Testament canon.
The second article ("The Pascal Controversy and the Emergence of the Fourfold Gospel Canon"–to be published in a forthcoming volume of Studia Patristica) points to new evidence to demonstrate that Irenaeus of Lyons is indeed to be credited as the founder of the Fourfold Gospel Canon.