What did early Christians think about the Scriptures? In this episode, I reflect upon a comment left in class by my former instructor, the late Manlio Simonetti, who stated that in the early church, the Scriptures enjoyed a primacy of place in early Christian
Was There a Canon of Scripture in North Africa before 393?
Did the North African Church possess a canon of Scripture before 393? In this episode, we discuss
Does Quotation Equal Canonicity? Pt 3
What are the implications of the fact that quotation does not equal canonicity? In this episode, we will explore the full consequences of concluding that
Does Quotation Equal Canonicity? Pt 1
Does quotation equal canonicity? Certain Protestant scholars and apologists have frequently appealed to the principle that quotation equals canonicity. In other words, when such Christian authors as Polycarp, Ignatius and Clement of Rome appealed to the statements of Scripture, they were recognizing, at least implicitly, the canonical status of these books.