By William J. Abraham

ISBN-10: 0198269390

ISBN-13: 9780198269397

ISBN-10: 0199250030

ISBN-13: 9780199250035

The booklet presents an unique and critical narrative at the value of canon within the Christian culture. ordinary bills of canon decrease canon to scripture and deal with scripture as a criterion of fact. Scripture is then similar in confident or detrimental how one can culture, cause, and adventure. Such tasks contain a misreading of the that means and content material of canon--they find the canonical history of the church inside epistemology--and Abraham charts the deadly outcomes of this circulation, from the Fathers to trendy feminist theology. within the method he indicates that the crucial epistemological issues of the Enlightenment have Christian origins and echoes. He additionally indicates that the the most important advancements of theology from the Reformation onwards contain awesome efforts to mend the rules of religion. This trajectory is now exhausted theologically and spiritually. as a result, the door is opened for a restoration of the total canonical background of the early church and for clean paintings at the epistemology of theology.

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