The Christian faith rises or falls on the historical credibility of the Bible, particularly the New Testament documents. In today’s post-modern culture, Christians and those searching for answers face numerous questions including:
Are the New Testament writings historically reliable?
How do we know those books are authoritative?
Who decided which documents to include?
What about the apocryphal or deuteron-canonical writings?
Can we know for certain that the Bible is accurate and complete?
This book reduces the large volume of available (yet very technical) information on the subject by providing a concise analysis of the facts to help you gain confidence in the credibility of the New Testament canon.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Need for Credibility
Chapter 3 An Historical Overview of the Resources
Chapter 4 Apostolic Authority of the Gospels
Chapter 5 Apostolic Authority of Acts and the Letters
Chapter 6 Influencing the Spread
Chapter 7 The Apostolic Fathers
Chapter 8 The Later Church Fathers
Chapter 9 The Non-Canonical Writings
Chapter 10 The Canon and Church Authority
Chapter 11 Formatting the Texts
Chapter 12 Putting It All Together
Chapter 13 What Difference Does It Make?
Chapter 14 Conclusion
Postscript: Faith & History