REL 1350 06 Canon 2015 - Defining the Canon (REL 1350...

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Defining the Canon(REL 1350 Weaver)Process of CanonizationCanon is a “rule” or “standard”In the case of the Bible, canonization refers to the process by which certain texts were viewed as having authority to set standards for the church. Why 27 Books?Development of the Fourfold GospelPreference for oral gospel but with the generation of the Apostles passing, the need to record the story of JesusWe have four gospels in the Bible today but more were writtenLuke 1:1-4oSeems to say many gospel narratives are circulatingoRemember Gnostics are writing gospel stories as wellMarcion (AD 140-160)oMarcion excluded from the church and started new churchesoThe “great heretic’ (gnostic tendencies; not Gnostic)oA d_______ of two GodsYahweh of the Old Testament is the Demiurge; He is a just God, but not a good or merciful God. The God of the New Testamentis the loving Father of Jesus Christ; a God of love and mercy. This true God has just revealed Himself in the ministry of Jesus.oMarcion develops the first c____ canon of acceptable Christian Scriptures.The Old Testament is a literal history of the ____; has nothing to do with Christ so reject its use.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Holleyman
Tags
The Bible, bible, New Testament, marcion

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