Monday, April 20, 2009

Sources for Studying the Biblical Canon

In response to a note from a reader, I have ransacked my database and library in order to construct a list of resources on the subject of the Biblical Canon. There are many more works to reference, and I'll add them where I can. But, for starters, this should keep anyone interested very busy.

This list is pulled from the TheoSource Theological Works list (which has been updated, as of 4/20/09). Titles are categorized according to a modified Dewey Decimal system of classification. A major modification is centennial divisions. Resources are listed in bold, black print. Sources of recommendations culled from bibliographies, footnotes, and texts are noted in blue beneath the resource's title. Resources without recommendations are included as significant although a forthright recommendation was not found.

Your feedback is welcomed.


220.12 '17 Biblical Canon (Seventeenth Century)

Cosin, John. A Scholastic History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture or the Certain and Indubitate Books Thereof, as They Are Received in the Church of England. (London: R. Norton, 1657; In Volume III of Works, Oxford: J. H. Parker, 1849). (GoogleBooks)

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).


220.12 '19 Biblical Canon (Nineteenth Century)

Briggs, C. A. "Biblical Canonics" a sub-section of "Biblical Literature" in Chapter 2, "Exegetical Theology," in Biblical Study. (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884). (GoogleBooks)

pp. 21-22.

Briggs, C. A. "The Canon of Scripture," in Biblical Study. (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884). (GoogleBooks)

pp. 105-38.

Davidson, Samuel. The Canon of the Bible: Its Formation, History, and Fluctuations. (3rd ed. revised and enlarged. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1876). (GoogleBooks)

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended to the general public."

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

Reuss, Eduard. Histoire du Canon des Saintes Ecritures dans l'église chrétienne. (2nd ed. Strasbourg: Treuttel et Wurtz, 1863).

(English translation by David Hunter, Edinb. 1884)

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Reuss, Eduard. History of the Canon of the Holy Scriptures in the Christian Church. Trans. David Hunter. (Edinburgh, 1884; Edinburgh, 1887).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Westcott, B. F. The Bible in the Church: A Popular Account of the Collection and Reception of the Holy Scriptures in the Christian Churches. (London: Macmillan & Co, 1901).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Wordsworth, Christopher. On the Canon of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, and on the Apocrypha: Eleven Discourses, Preached Before the University of Cambridge: Being the Hulsean Lectures for the Year 1847. (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1948).


220.12 ‘20 Biblical Canon (Twentieth Century)

Abraham, William J. Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1998).

~ Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (2005; 2006).

Barclay, William. The Making of the Bible. Bible Guides. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1961).

Barr, James. Holy Scripture: Canon, Authority, Criticism. (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1983).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Thorsen, Don. Theological Resources for Ministry: A Bibliography of Works in Theological Studies. (1996).

Barton, John. Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon in Early Christianity. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997).

~ Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. (2007).

Recommended "for a more detailed account [of the subject of the Canon]."

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Prophecy and Canon. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1977).

Brenneman, James. Canons in Conflict. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Bruce, F. F. The Canon of Scripture. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

~ Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. (1998).

~ Stitzinger, James F. "Study Tools for Expository Preaching," in Rediscovering Expository Preaching. (1992; 2002).

* "First item to purchase."

Campenhausen, H. F. von. The Formation of the Christian Bible. Translated by J. A. Baker. (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1972).

German original was published in 1968.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

~ Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (2005; 2006).

Dunbar, David G. "The Biblical Canon," in Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon. Ed. D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986; 2005).

pp. 297-361.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Filson, F. V. Which Books Belong in the Bible? (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1957).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

Folkert, K. "The 'Canons' of 'Scripture,'" in Rethinking Scripture. Ed. M. Levering. (Albany: SUNY Press, 1989).

pp. 170-79.

~ Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (2005; 2006).

Franzmann, Martin H. The Word of the Lord Grows. (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1961).

~ Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. (1998).

Grudem, Wayne. "The Canon of Scripture," in Systematic Theology. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994).

pp. 54-72.

Harris, R. Laird. Inspiration and Canonicity of the Bible: An Historical and Exegetical Study. Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives Series. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1969; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1989).

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985).

~ Beeke, Joel R. A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology. (1995).

"Begin with R. Laird Harris."

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

~ Stitzinger, James F. "Study Tools for Expository Preaching," in Rediscovering Expository Preaching. (1992; 2002).

* "First item to purchase."

Kline, Meredith G. The Structure of Biblical Authority. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1972; Revised ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1975).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

~ Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. (1998).

Lienhard, Joseph T. The Bible, the Church, and Authority: The Canon of the Christian Bible in History and Theology. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1995).

Lightfoot, Neil. How We Got Our Bible. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1963).

~ Beeke, Joel R. A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology. (1995).

For "the beginning reader."

Lightstone, Jack N. "The Formation of the Biblical Canon in Judaism of Late Antiquity: Prolegomenon to a General Reassessment," in Studies in Religion. 8 (1979).

pp. 135-42.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Maier, G., ed. Der Kanon der Bibel. (Basel, 1990).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

Margolis, M. The Hebrew Scriptures in the Making. ( Philadelphia, PA, 1922).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

McDonald, Lee Martin and James A. Sanders, eds. The Canon Debate. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002).

McDonald, Lee Martin. The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1988; Revised & enlarged ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1995).

~ Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. (2007).

Recommended "for a more detailed account [of the subject of the Canon]."

McRae, William J. The Birth of the Bible. (Scarborough: Everyday Publications, 1994).

~ Beeke, Joel R. A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology. (1995).

For "the beginning reader."

Meade, David G. Pseudonymity and Canon. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1988).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

Schniedewind, William. How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualization of Ancient Israel. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

Sundberg, Albert. "The Bible Canon and the Christian Doctrine of Inspiration," in Interpretation. 29 (1975).

pp. 352-71.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).


220.12 Biblical Canon (Twenty-First Century)

Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007).

Bartholomew, Craig. Canon and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Heremeneutics Series. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006).

Bruce, F. F., J. I. Packer, Philip Comfort and Carl F. H. Henry. The Origin of the Bible. (Tyndale House, 2003).

Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2007).

Evans, Craig A and Emmanuel Tov, eds. Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective. Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008).

Hill, Charles E. "The Canon of Scripture," in The ESV Study Bible, English Standard Version. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008).

pp. 2577-2583.

McDonald, Lee Martin & J. A Sanders, eds. The Canon Debate. (Reprint ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 2002).

~ Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. (2007).

Recommended "for a more detailed account [of the subject of the Canon]."

Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006).

Webster, John. "The Dogmatic Location of the Canon," in Word and Church. (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2001).

pp. 9-46.

~ Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (2005; 2006).


221.12 '19 OT Canon (Nineteenth Century)

Buhl, Frants. Kanon und Test des Alten Testaments (Leipzig, 1891).

~ Briggs, C. A. General Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture. The principles, methods, history, and results of its several departments and of the whole. (1884; 2nd ed, revised. 1899).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

Buhl, Frants. Canon and Text of the Old Testament. Trans. John MacPherson. (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1892).

Fuerst, Julius. Der Kanon des Alt. Test. nach den Ueberlieferungen in Talmud und Midrasch. (Leipzig: Dorffling & Franke, 1868).

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended for theological students and ministers."

Green, William Henry. General Introduction to the Old Testament: Canon. (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898). (GoogleBooks)

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985).

~ Beeke, Joel R. A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology. (1995).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Hölscher, Gustav. Kanonisch Und Apokryph Ein Kapitel Aus Der Geschichte Des Alttestamentlichen Kanons. (Naumburg a. S.: Lippert, 1905).

Ryle, Herbert E. The Canon of the Old Testament. (London, 1892). (GoogleBooks)

~ Briggs, C. A. General Introduction to the Study of Holy Scripture. The principles, methods, history, and results of its several departments and of the whole. (1884; 2nd ed, revised. 1899).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

Stuart, Moses. Critical History and Defence of the Old Testament Canon. (1849; Andover: W. F. Draper, 1865).

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended for theological students and ministers."

Wildeboer, G. Die Entstehung des Alten Testamentlichen Kanons. (Gotha: na., 1891).

Translated from the Dutch.

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

Wildeboer, G. Het ontstaan van den kanon des Oude Verbond. (Groningen: Wolters, 1891).

Wildeboer, G. The Origin of the Canon of the Old Testament. Trans. Benjamin Wisner Bacon. (London: Luzac, 1895).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).


221.12 '20 OT Canon (Twentieth Century)

Beckwith, Roger T. "Canon of the Old Testament," in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1980).

1:235-38.

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Beckwith, Roger T. The Old Testament Canon of the New Testament Church and Its Background in Early Judaism. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1986; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Chapman, Stephen B. The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation. (Mohr Siebeck, 2000).

Harris, R. Laird. "Chronicles and the Canon in New Testament Times," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Vol. 33, no. 1 (March 1990).

pp. 75-84.

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

House, Paul. "Canon of the Old Testament," in Foundations for Biblical Interpretation. Ed. David S. Dockery, et al. (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1994).

pp. 143-55.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Jugie, Martin. Histoire Du Canon De L'Ancien Testament Dans L'Eglise Grecque Et L'Eglise Russe. (Paris: G. Beauchesne, 1904).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

Leiman, Shnayer Z. The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture: The Talmudic and Midrashic Evidence. (Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1976; 2nd ed. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Leiman, Shnayer Z., ed. Canon and Masorah of the Hebrew Bible: An Introductory Reader. (New York, NY: Ktav Publishing House, 1974).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

Newman, Robert C. "The Council of Jamnia and the Old Testament Canon," in Westminster Theological Journal. 38 (1976).

pp. 319-49.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Sanders, James A. From Sacred Story to Sacred Text. (Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1987; Reprint ed., Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2000).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Sanders, James A. Torah and Canon. (Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1972; Reprint ed. Cascae Books, 2005).

Sundberg, A. C. The Old Testament of the Early Church. (Periodicals Service Co, 1964).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Swanson, T. N. The Closing of the Collection of the Holy Scripture: A Study in the History of the Canonization of the Old Testament. Diss. Vanderbilt (1970).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

Thomson, James G. S. S. The Old Testament View of Revelation. (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1960).


221.12 OT Canon (Twenty-First Century)

Kaiser, Walter. The Old Testament Documents. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001).


225.12 '19 NT Canon (Nineteenth Century)

Charteris, A. H. Canonicity: a collection of early testimonies to the canonical books of the New Testament. (Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1880).

Based on Kirchhofer's "Quellensammlung."

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended to the general public."

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Charteris, A. H. The New Testament Scriptures: Their Claims, History, and Authority. Being the Croall Lectures for 1882. (London: James Nisbet, 1882). (GoogleBooks)

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended to the general public."

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Credner, C. A. Geschichte des neutestamentlichen Kanon. Ed. Volkmar. (Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1860).

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended to the general public."

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Harnack, Adolf von. Das Neue Testament um das Jahr 200. (Freiburg, 1889).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

Vedder, Henry C. Our New Testament: How Did We Get It? (American Baptist Publication Society, 1908). (GoogleBooks)

Annotated Bibliography: pp. 8-10.

Vincent, M. R. "The History of the New Testament Canon" in Student's New Testament Handbook. (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893).

pp. 11-37.

Westcott, B. F. A General Survey of the History of the Canon of the New Testament. (5th ed. London: Macmillan & Co, 1881; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005).

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended for theological students and ministers."

~ Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament. The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library. (1997).

"A classic that reprints the basic ancient texts pertinent to canon."

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Zahn, Theodor. Forchungen zur Geschichte des Neuetestamentlichen Kanons u. der altkirchl. Literature. I Theil: Tatian's Diatessaron, II Thiel: der Evangeliencommentar des Theophilus von Antiochen. (Erlangen Deichert, 1881-6).

~ Briggs, C. A. Biblical Study: Its Principles, Methods and History Together with a Catalogue of Books of Reference. (2nd ed. 1884).

"Recommended for theological students and ministers."

Zahn, Theodor. Geschichte des Neuetestamentlichen Kanons. (4 Bde. Erlangen Deichert, 1888-92; Reprint ed. Adamant Media Corp., 2003).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

~ Schaff, Philip. Theological Propaedeutic. (1892; 9th ed. 1912).

~ Vincent, M. R. Student's New Testament Handbook. (1893).

Zahn, Theodor. Grundriss der Geschichte des neutestamentlichen Kanons. (2nd ed., 1904).


225.12 '20 NT Canon (Twentieth Century)

Aland, Kurt. The Problem of the New Testament Canon. (Oxford: A. R. Mowbray, 1962).

Barnett, Paul. Is the New Testament Reliable? (Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton, 1986; Revised ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

Barrett, C. K. "The Centre of the New Testament and the Canon," in Die Mitte des Neuen Testaments: Einheit und Vielfalt neutestamentlicher Theologie, Fs. Eduard Schweizer. Ed. Ulrich Luz and Hans Weder. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1983).

pp. 5-21.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Beare, F. W. "Canon of the New Testament," in IDB. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1962).

pp. 334-58.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Belleville, Linda. "Canon of the New Testament," in Foundations for Biblical Interpretation. (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1994; Baptist Sunday School Board, 1999).

pp. 375-76.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Birdsall, J. N. "Canon of the New Testament," in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary. (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1980).

1:240-45.

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

Bruce, F. F. "New Light on the Origins of the New Testament Canon," in New Dimensions in New Testament Study. Ed. Richard N. Longenecker and Merrill C. Tenney. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1974).

pp. 3-18.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Bruce, F. F. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (London: InterVarsity Press, 1943; Revised ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na).

Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. "The New Testament Canon," in An Introduction the New Testament. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992).

pp. 487-500.

Donner, Theo. "Some Thoughts on the History of the New Testament Canon," in Themelios. 7, no. 3 (April 1983).

pp. 23-27.

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Farmer, W. R. and D. M. Farkasfalvy. The Formation of the New Testament Canon. (New York, NY: Paulist Press, 1983).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Frank, Isidor. Der Sinn Der Kanonbildung. (Freiburg: Herder, 1971).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Gaffin, Richard B. "New Testament as Canon," in Inerrancy and Hermeneutic. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986).

pp. 165-83.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Gamble, Harry Y. The New Testament Canon: Its Making and Meaning. Guides to Biblical Scholarship. (Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1985).

~ Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. (2007).

"The best short introduction to the subject."

~ Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (2005; 2006).

Goodspeed, Edgar J. The Formation of the New Testament. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1926).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Grant, R. M. "The NT Canon," in The Cambridge History of the Bible. I. (1970).

pp. 284ff.

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Grant, R. M. The Formation of the New Testament. (London: Hutchinson University Library, 1965).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Gregory, Caspar René. Canon and Text of the New Testament. Charles A. Briggs & Stewart D. F. Salmond, eds. International Theological Library. (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, na; Reprint ed. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929).

Grosheide, F. W., ed. Some Early Lists of the Books of the New Testament. (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1948).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Hahneman, Geoffrey Mark. The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon. Oxford Theological Monographs. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

Käsemann, Ernst, ed. Das Neue Testament als Kanon. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1970).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1975).

pp. 475-510.

Lagrange, M.-J. Introduction á l’étude du NT I: Histoire ancienne du canon du NT. (1933).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Leer, E. Flessemann-van. "Prinzipien der Sammlung und Ausscheidung bei der Bildung des Kanons," Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche. 61. (1964).

pp. 404ff.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Leipoldt, Johannes. Geschichte des neutestamentlichen Kanons. (2 vols., Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich’sche Buchhandlung, 1907-08).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997).

~ Allert, Craig D. A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of the New Testament Canon. (2007).

Recommended "for a more detailed account [of the subject of the Canon]."

~ Beeke, Joel R. A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology. (1995).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. (1993).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

~ Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. (1994; 2nd ed. 2000).

~ Stitzinger, James F. "Study Tools for Expository Preaching," in Rediscovering Expository Preaching. (1992; 2002).

~ Thorsen, Don. Theological Resources for Ministry: A Bibliography of Works in Theological Studies. (1996).

~ Webster, John. "Canon" in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. (2005; 2006).

Milligan, George. The New Testament Documents: Their Origin and Early History. (London: The Macmillan Company, 1913).

~ Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised by W. M. Dunnett. (1953; Revised ed. 1985).

Moule, C. F. D. The Birth of the New Testament. Harper's New Testament Commentaries. (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1962; 3rd ed, revised. A&C Black, 2000).

Form-critical.

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

~ Scholer, David M. A Basic Bibliographic Guide for New Testament Exegesis. (2nd ed. 1974).

Patzia, A. G. The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (10th ed. 2007).

Pullan, Leighton. The Books of the New Testament. ( London: Rivingtons, 1901).

~ Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised by W. M. Dunnett. (1953; Revised ed. 1985).

Robinson, Donald. Faith's Framework: The Structure of New Testament Theology. (Sutherland, NSW: Albatross, 1985).

~ Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo & Leon Morris. “The New Testament Canon,” in An Introduction the New Testament. (1992).

Schneelmelcher, Wilhelm. "Bibel I/II: Die entstehung des Kanons des Neuen Testaments und der Christlichen Bibel," in TRE. Ed. Gergard Krause and Gerhard Muller. I (Berlin: DeGruyter, 1980).

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

Souter, Alexander. The Text and Canon of the New Testament. (2nd ed. London: Duckworth, 1954).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Sundberg, A. C. "Toward a Revised History of the New Testamen Canon," in Studia Evangelica. IV, TU 102. (1968).

pp. 452ff.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).

~ Kümmel, W. G. "The Formation of the Canon of the New Testament," in Introduction to the New Testament. (Revised ed. 1975).

Twilley, L. D. The Origin and Transmission of the New Testament. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1957).

~ Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised by W. M. Dunnett. (1953; Revised ed. 1985).

"Excellent brief survey..."

Wainwright, Geoffrey. "New Testament as Canon," in SJT. 28 (1975).

pp. 551-71.

~ Dockery, David S. and David P. Nelson. "The Canon of Scripture," a sub-section of "Chapter 3: Special Revelation" in A Theology for the Church. Ed. Daniel L. Akin. (2007).


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