inspiration, early church fathers, new testament, scriptures, canon, apostles, canonization, cyril
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The leaders of the Early Church who gave us the first lists of New Testament Scriptures asserted the inspiration of these books but did not regard inspiration as the basis of their uniqueness. They saw the inspiration of the Scriptures as one aspect of a much broader activity of inspiration in the church. This article investigates the interrelationship between inspiration and canonicity and attempts tentative contemporary applications of the fathers' perspective.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kalin, Everett R.
"The Inspired Community: A Glance at Canon History,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 42, Article 56.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol42/iss1/56