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The author of the book: Lee Martin McDonald
Edition: Hendrickson Publishers
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Date of issue: January 28th 2007
ISBN: 1565639251
ISBN 13: 9781565639256
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Anyone with a serious interest in the emergence of the Christian Bible should read this book. It is a comprehensive overview of essential information and arguments and the variety of perspectives adopted in canon studies. It has very useful appendices and an excellent bibliography. It is easy enough to read, and its organization is quite clear. Unfortunately, it is not completely even-handed in its treatment of different positions. There is a disposition to accept certain points of view (e.g., a first-century date for the closing of the rabbinic canon) as a kind of default, as acceptable despite counter-arguments, where other views are expected to face up to counter-arguments. The trouble is, as the author himself points out, the evidence is sparse and often inferential; from time to time the same empirical premise is used to support opposing conclusions. In such circumstances I would prefer to admit ignorance and wait for either better data or a theory with broader explanatory appeal than to opt for one or another weakly-supported case. The book is not unique in this, though: I would say much the same about any book I have read in the field so far. I think the academic debate is still in a pretheoretical phase where no clear conceptual foundation has yet emerged -- perhaps one could say that the discourse of canon studies has not yet engendered a public criterion of validity. Perhaps it never will. Nevertheless, for up-to-date coverage of and guidance through a potentially vast field this book serves the reader well.


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Ebook The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority read Online! Lee Martin McDonald (PhD, University of Edinburgh), before his retirement, was professor of New Testament studies and president of Acadia Divinity College. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Biblical Canon, and coeditor of The Canon Debate (with James Sanders), and The World of the New Testament (with Joel Green). He lives in Mesa, Arizona.


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