Does the Gospel of Thomas belong in the New Testament? Given the recent discoveries of apocryphal books like the Gospel of Judas, as well as the critical writings of scholars like Bart Ehrman, evangelical Christians need to have clear and biblical thinking about the canon, that is, the list of books officially recognized as belonging in the New Testament. Dr. Michael J. Kruger in the 2012 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series will address these contemporary issues and show you why you can have confidence that your New Testament contains the right twenty-seven books—no more and no less.
The Definition of Canon
Dr. Mike Kruger in his first lecture answers the definition of the canon and if it is exclusive or multi-dimensional.
The Origins of Canon
Dr. Mike Kruger in his second lecture looks at the origins of the canon asking if the idea of a New Testament was a late ecclesiastical development.
The Artifacts of Canon
Dr. Mike Kruger in his third lecture looks at the manuscripts of the canon as a window into the development of the New Testament.
The Messiness of Canon
Dr. Mike Kruger in his fourth lecture looks at the messiness of the canon asking, do disagreements amongst early Christians pose a threat to the Christians belief in the New Testament?