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Canonical texts create religious communities

Canonical texts create religious communities. This is why, for example, the ending of Mark has become a canonical crisis: those who reject the traditional ending have formed another canonical text and another religious community. Word Magazine # 72: The Ending … Continue reading

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White & Kruger’s inconsistency on Scripture

  In the video, White says “The canon is a theological thing first and foremost. If we start from a historical perspective we can only go so far… we’re never going to get to what we believe the canon actually … Continue reading

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Confusion regarding the canonical text

A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or ‘books’) which a particular religious community regards as authoritative scripture. The English word “canon” comes from the Greek κανών, meaning ‘rule’ or ‘measuring stick’. (source) A recent video presentation … Continue reading

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