The New Testament Canon: Duane W.H. Arnold, PhD
The New Testament Canon
I’ve always admired Harold Attridge as a scholar and interpreter of the New Testament. I think this is because of his singular ability to place the New Testament writings within the context of the Early Church. I recently came across a video in which he examines the formation of the New Testament canon using a very similar methodology. If you have an interest in how the New Testament came to be, this short twenty minute presentation might be a good place to start. In the presentation he lays out what we know, as well as what we do not know. From my perspective, Attridge is not only careful in his analysis, but some might say conservative in his dating of the materials under consideration.
I regret to say that I only had the opportunity to meet Prof. Attridge once when he was at Notre Dame, before he went to Yale, eventually becoming Dean of the Divinity School. Erudite and a very fine communicator, I’ve always benefited from his books and lecture. I hope you find the same to be the case.
Of course questions and discussion are welcomed.