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11/27/07 Fundamental basics such as Christendom , Epics and Mass united early Europe Textology Formation of Church New Testament (60-110AD) Textology Problems: oral literature (Questions about the transition from oral literature to written literature) / authorship Multiplicity: Apocrypha texts / significant amount of Gospels (no less than 3 dozens) Ex: Nag Hammadi—Egyptian city where religious papyrus codices including Coptic and Gnostic texts are found. Those Gospels’ contents do not necessarily agree with each other. Gospel Judas (Gnostic text) is one example (Gospel is not portrayed as a traitor in this account but a positive character). So, how does New Testament became the one that we’re reading now? Based on his belief in Tetramorph, Bishop Irenaeus (184-5 AD) first put four Gospels. Constantine attributed significant effort to compile a canonical New Testament for political purposes. Reformation
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