B 51 How the New Testament Came Together (2009)

How did twenty-seven ancient Christian documents come together as the New Testament? How were they recognised, read and bound together as one half of the Christian Bible?

Beginning with Jesus and the documents which arose from the apostolic testimony to him in the first century, this booklet traces how Paul's letters and the four gospels came to be grouped together and how the basic shape and contents of the New Testament emerged by the end of the second century.
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Author: Dr Peter Head

Peter is the Sir Kirby Laing New Testament Research Fellow at Tyndale House in Cambridge, where in addition to his research he teaches NT in the Faculty of Divinity. Before that he taught NT for nine years at Oak Hill College in London. He is married to Fiona and they have two lively children, Lizzie and Will.

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