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Friday, March 30, 2012

Canon Fodder

I stumbled upon a new website this week, or at least new to me, and I wanted to pass it along to you all.

Michael Kruger, who I have thoroughly enjoyed reading over the last few years or so has a website called Canon Fodder. It's primary purpose is to explore the origins and reliability of the NT canon. It looks to be a really promising site that will provide a lot of good information.

Last spring, I read a book he co-authored called The Heresy of Orthodoxy that debunked the faddish idea that early Christianity reflected a diversity of beliefs with one dominant belief centered in the works of Paul coming to the front and establishing itself to be the Christianity we supposedly know this day. Dr. Kruger wrote the second portion of the book outlining the development of the NT canon. He has also written some good stuff interacting with Bart Ehrman, whom he sat under in college. (See his reviews of Ehrman's previous works). He also has a new book on the canon coming out this April.

What I have always appreciated about the brother is his ability to make the fields of NT and early Christian studies accessible to the normal folks. He not only makes it interesting, but he has a confident excitement about the subject that engages me. There are two interviews linked at his site that he did on Stand to Reason. Both are worth your time listening to. His interview comes in the third hour of the podcast, so just click over to the 1 hr, 54 min. mark.



Blogger Escovado said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Canon Fodder blog. I just spend a good amount of time going through Dr. Kruger's posts and his book reviews. Good stuff! I'll have to check out some of his books as well. :)

2:33 AM, April 03, 2012  

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