Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Philippians 4:3; 1 Peter 2:4-8, 25; Ephesians 5:23; Acts 11:26; Psalm 4:4; Ephesians 4:26; Matthew 5:3, 7, 10; Matthew 7:1-2; Luke 6:20, 36-38; Matthew 16:24; Acts 15:22; Romans 16:14;


In this study, I purpose to consider but the first three of these questions. It shall be my endeavor to discover the historical information as to:

1. which books of our New, Testament were in the possession or Christians up to approximately the year 170 A.D.;

2. what kind of authority the Christians up to this date gave to these books; and,

3. whether any books other than those of our New Testament were given on equal authority.

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