"The Canon Debate: Who put the Bible together and how?"

October 8, 2013 at 78 pm[1h]
Olin Hall 103

"The Canon Debate: Who put the Bible together and how?" Olin Hall 103

How did the individual books of the Christian Bible come together into a collection?  This basic question has inspired vast debate in scholarly, theological, and popular contexts in recent decades.  Lee McDonald, one of the world's leading authorities on this question, provides a lecture in which he explains the modern "Canon Debate," illustrating what scholars disagree about on this important question -- and why.  Prof. McDonald is President Emeritus of Acadia Divinity School, past President of the Institute for Biblical Research, and a Baptist pastor.  He is the author of over a dozen books on these and other topics.

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