The Question of Canon by Kruger

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This book on the canon of the New Testament comes at a different angle than most I’ve seen. In my view, it’s a breath of fresh air and displays a wonderful viewpoint. He goes beyond the usual question of which book should be included in the canon to the more fundamental one: why is there a canon of the New Testament in the first place? Along the way, he exposes where the scholarly world has gone awry in this discussion. Where I felt that those scholars were predisposed against the Bible, Mr. Kruger was content to look at the Bible, what was logical, and weigh scholarly opinion against it. I may have disagreed with him on a small point or two, but this book was a grand success!

In the introduction, he lists five tenets that are prevalent in a wide array of scholarship. These five assumptions lead to conclusions that put the canon of the New Testament in jeopardy. The five chapters of this book tear these five assumptions to pieces. Since the canon of the New Testament is under relentless attack in our day, it’s great to see how lacking these assumptions are on a variety of levels. Someone should send Bart Ehrman this book for a Christmas present!

Call this book a needed corrective. Call it a helpful apologetic. But most of all, call it a book that you need to read.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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