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Canon and criterion in Christian theology

from the Fathers to feminism

by William J. Abraham

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible -- Canon.,
  • Authority -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion),
  • Theology -- Methodology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-500) and index.

    StatementWilliam J. Abraham.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS465 .A25 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination508 p. ;
    Number of Pages508
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL699683M
    ISBN 100198269390
    LC Control Number97047465

      The next chapter deals with the use of the "four Gospel canon" as a criterion for orthodoxy, against the many gospels of heretics. Though the final two chapters could have easily belonged to this part, they are incorporated as pointers toward the meaning of NT theology: one dealing with the fraught issue of particularity and inclusivity, the.   Observing a strange disappearance of doctrine within the church, Kevin Vanhoozer argues that there is no more urgent task for Christians today than to engage in living truthfully with others before God. He details how doctrine serves the church--the theater of the gospel--by directing individuals and congregations to participate in the drama of what God is doing to renew all things in Jesus 5/5(5).

    Bible, Canon of the. The word "canon" derives from the Hebrew term qaneh and the Greek term kanon, both of which refer to a measuring designates the exclusive collection of documents in the Judeo-Christian tradition that have come to be regarded as Scripture. William J. Abraham. Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology (Oxford: Clarendon Press, ). Joint Book of the Year Award from the Institute of Christian Studies for Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology ().

      This book offers a fresh cross-disciplinary approach to the current discussion on the Christian canon formation process. By carefully integrating historical, hermeneutical and theological aspects to account for the emergence of the canon, it seeks to offer a more comprehensive picture of the canon development than has previously been achieved. The formation and continuous usage of the. In this episode, we welcome Michael Kruger to the program to speak about the theology and history of the canon. Dr. Kruger is one of the pastors at Uptown PCA in Charlotte, NC, as well as Professor of New Testament and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Kruger re.


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Canon and criterion in Christian theology by William J. Abraham Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abraham is an Oxford-trained evangelical Methodist who teaches philosophy and theology at SMU. After describing that "canon" in the patristic era was larger than Scripture alone and included other items like the rule of faith, the Creeds, the Fathers, iconography, the episcopacy, and so on, he describes Canon and criterion in Christian theology book an incredibly huge mistake to think of canon(s) in epistemic by: 7.

Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Standard accounts of canon reduce it to sc /5.

Standard accounts of canon reduce it to scripture and treat scripture as a criterion of truth. Scripture is then related in positive or negative ways to tradition, reason, and experience.

Such projects mistakenly locate the canonical heritage of the church within epistemology, and Abraham charts the fatal consequences of this move, from the Pages: Traces a radical shift in the history of Christian theology from the canon of scripture as a list of books to that of a criterion of truth in theology.

The argument takes the form of a narrative showing how epistemology won out over soteriology in the conception of the bible. Within this development, theologians were upstaged by philosophers when scripture as a criterion failed to resolve.

Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism - Kindle edition by Abraham, William J. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism.5/5(1).

Buy Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism New Ed by William J. Abraham (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book. Standard accounts of canon reduce it to scripture and treat scripture as a criterion of truth. Scripture is then related in positive or negative ways to tradition, reason, and experience.

Such projects mistakenly locate the canonical heritage of the church within epistemology, and Abraham charts the fatal consequences of this move, from the Fathers to modern feminist theology.

Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology provides an original and important narrative on the significance of canon in the Christian tradition.

Standard accounts of canon reduce canon to scripture and treat scripture as a criterion of truth. Scripture is then related in positive or negative ways to tradition, reason, and experience/5(28).

Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism. Synopsis. The book provides an original and important narrative on the significance of canon in the Christian tradition. Standard accounts of canon reduce canon to scripture and treat scripture as a criterion of truth.

Canon, and Criterion 1. The book provides an original and important narrative on the significance of canon in the Christian tradition. Standard accounts of canon reduce canon to scripture and treat scripture as a criterion of truth.

Scripture is then related in positive or negative ways to tradition, reason, and experience. Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology provides an original and important narrative on the significance of canon in the Christian tradition.

Abraham shows that the move to treat canon as a criterion of truth has had unsuspecting consequences for the history of theology and philosophy, from the Fathers to modern feminist theology.

This book provides an original and important narrative on the significance of canon in the Christian tradition. Abraham shows that the move to treat canon as a criterion of truth has had unsuspecting consequences for the history of theology and philosophy, from the Fathers to modern feminist theology.

William J. Abraham's Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism A Response by Craig A. Blaising I 1o3 William J.

Abraham has a publishing record as a critic of fundamentalist and conservative evangelical doctrines of Scripture, particularly as. The bold thesis of Canonical Theism is that the good and life-giving Holy Spirit has equipped the church not only with a canon of scripture but also with an abundant canonical heritage of materials, persons, and practices.

However, much of the latter has been ignored or cast aside. The authors call for the retrieval and redeployment of the full range of this rich : [Eusebius, Hist. Eccl. ] This shows his considerable interest in what the majority of churches concluded about the matter of canon.

(Lee Martin McDonald, James A. Sanders, Editors: The Canon Debate; Lee Martin McDonald, Identifying Scripture and Canon in the Early Church: The Criteria Question, p) III. The development of the New Testament canon was, like that of the Old Testament, a gradual process.

Irenaeus (died c. ) quotes and cites 21 books that would end up as part of the New Testament, but does not use Philemon, Hebrews, James, 2 Peter, 3 John and Jude. By the early 3rd century Origen of Alexandria may have been using the same 27 books as in the modern New Testament, though there.

A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or "books") which a particular religious community regards as authoritative 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.

Melito, Bishop of Sardis (c. ) produced the first orthodox attempt at a Christian Old Testament canon following from the Septuagint without the book of Esther.

The Muratorian Fragment (often misnamed the “Muratorian Canon”) was written around A.D.listing 22/27 New Testament books and others with some comments. The book distinguishes between the power of narrative in biblical theology and the power of application in systematic theology, but also emphasizes the importance of their collaboration in ministry.

Having laid the foundation for pastoral ministry, Lawrence uses the three tools to build a biblical theology, telling the entire story of the Bible. The best books on Biblical Canon ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.

Find the best commentary on Biblical Canon. The early Christian church used four criteria to determine what books appeared in the canon.

First, they included books that were written by apostles or an author in special relationship to an apostle, such as Mark, Luke, and James. Second, the contents were revelatory in nature; hence, apocryphal, (of doubtful origin) and pseudepigraphical.The critical problems for debates about the authority of scripture stem from confusing ecclesial canons with epistemic criteria.

The slide from canon to criterion represents a category mistake that is natural but fatal for both theology and epistemology.

The time is now ripe for reorientation in thinking about scripture, not least because of the wealth of new work in epistemology and. What criteria were used to determine the canon of Scripture? Curious Christian Blog, at The doctrine of canonicity is the church's affirmation of the belief that the 66 books of the Bible comprise the only inspired books that there are.