Édouard Reuss’ two-volume History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament examines the development of the Christian Scriptures, from their earliest stages as oral tradition and spoken teachings, to the acceptance of Athanasius’ canon and beyond. Readers will find a detailed historical analysis of the most pressing questions concerning the New Testament, including the integrity of the New Testament’s individual books, the transmission of texts, and the dramatic events which led to a closed Christian canon.
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Digging into to the primitive oral traditions and teachings of Jesus, volume 1 of Édouard Reuss’ History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament explores the earliest stages of each New Testament book. He traces the transmission of Jesus’ teaching into written form, and the manner in which the early church copied and disseminated the epistles of Paul, Peter, and John. Reuss also provides in-depth historical analysis of each New Testament book’s authorship and the integrity of existing manuscripts.
History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament, vol. 2
Volume 2 of Emond Reuss’ History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament continues to trace the development of the Church’s canon, tracking the manuscripts and teachings of the New Testament writers into the postapostolic period. Reuss unpacks how the early church understood the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures, how the canon was informally gathered in local churches, and the events that led to its acceptance in the fourth century. The final chapters of this volume also examine the early stages of the New Testament’s interpretation.
Title: History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament
Author: Édouard Reuss
Translator: Edward L. Houghton
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
About Édouard Reuss
Édouard Reuss (1804–1891) studied at Göttingen and at Halle. In Halle, he studied under the famous Hebrew scholar Wilhelm Gesenius. He taught biblical languages at Strasbourg Theological School, and was a member of the Lutheran Protestant Church of Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine.
About Edward L. Houghton
Edward L. Houghton was educated at Andover Newton Theological Seminary.