Canon and canonicity
Read Online

Canon and canonicity the formation and use of scripture by

  • 814 Want to read
  • ·
  • 78 Currently reading

Published by Museum Tusculanum in Copenhagen .
Written in English


  • Bible -- Canon,
  • Canon (Literature) -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-232).

Statementedited by Einar Thomassen.
ContributionsThomassen, Einar.
LC ClassificationsBS465 .C32 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination232 p. ;
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24124845M
ISBN 109788763530279
LC Control Number2010290820

Download Canon and canonicity


R. Laird Harris's "Inspiration and Canonicity of the Bible" is a classical defense of the historical Christian doctrines of the plenary verbal inspiration and the canonicity of by: 1. “Canon” is a word that comes from Greek and Hebrew words that literally means a measuring rod. So canonicity describes the standard that books had to meet to be recognized as scripture. On the one hand, deciding which books were inspired seems like a human process. The essays in this book discuss such crucial issues as the history of the formation of the biblical canon, examples of the canonisation of books in Antiquity outside Christianity, and the nature and function of canonical texts in general. Several essays, furthermore, deal with the numerous ways in which biblical canonicity has been construed. A canonical book is one that measured up to the standard of Scripture. Today, books in the canon are those that are universally recognized by Christians on the official list of books of Scripture. Christianity accepts sixty-six books of the Bible, thirty-nine Old Testament books and twenty-seven New Testament books.

by Dr. Norman Geisler Canonicity (Fr. canon, rule or norm) refers to the normative or authoritative books inspired by God for inclusion in Holy Scripture. Canonicity is determined by God. It is not the antiquity, authenticity, or religious community that makes a book canonical File Size: 37KB.   By Terry Wilder –. The word canon (kanon) originally meant measuring reed, but eventually developed the meaning, standard. Pertaining to the New Testament (NT), the term refers to those books accepted by the church as the standard that governs Christian belief and conduct. 1 When the apostles were alive and operating in the first century.   Its corollary, "Did the book receive apostolic approval?", was the chief test of canonicity in the early church. This criterion is a logical result of knowing what an "apostle" was. The apostles were gifted by God to be the founders and leaders of the church, so it is reasonable to accept that through them came the Word governing the church.   Other books or epistles - for instance, the Gospel of Thomas or the Epistles of Clement, which have been suggested as canonical - disturb this unity. Many books have been written to show that the canonical Bible does not contradict itself, particularly in areas of doctrine. A final rule of canonicity is general acceptance by the church.

A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or "books") which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The English word "canon" comes from the Greek κανών, meaning "rule" or "measuring stick". Christians became the first to use the term in reference to scripture, but Eugene Ulrich regards the idea as Jewish. The "canon" of Scripture is defined as the books of the Bible officially accepted as Holy Scripture. Written by about forty authors over the course of years, it was essential that a list be drawn up of the books which reflected the truth of God's message and were inspired by the Holy Spirit. One of the terms used in describing the books that belong in Scripture is the word canon. This comes from the Greek word kanon, meaning reed or measurement. A canonical book is one that measures up to the standard of Holy Scripture. Thus, the canon of Scripture refers to the books that are considered the authoritative Word of God. Old Testament Canon. The ecclesiastical use of the term “canon” for definitive books of the Bible reinforces the normative charge of the term, though the literary canon is considerably .