William Whitaker on the Canon – Part 2

By | 2018-01-22T20:49:25+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Canon, William Whitaker|Tags: , , |

CHAPTER IV.
WHEREIN THE ARGUMENT OF THE ADVERSARIES IS PROPOSED AND CONFUTED.

Having now premised a brief explanation of these matters, we will come to the discussion of the cause and question proposed. And first, we shall have to treat of the six entire books, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, and the two books of Maccabees, all together; and then, of those several books taken separately, as likewise of those fragments and parts of books, Esther, […]

The Preservation of the Canon

By | 2016-11-03T19:41:39+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: Doctrine of Scripture, Francis Turretin, Turretin's 21 Questions|Tags: |

QUESTIQN 7 Will any canonical book ever have disappeared? Negative.

I. In order more readily to discuss the various questions that are raised concerning the canon, a
distinction must first be established. This word is used both broadly and narrowly. In the first sense it was
applied by the patristic writers to the ecclesiastical decrees and constitutions, by which the councils and
the rulers of the churches were accustomed to specify whatever seemed pertinent to faith, conduct, […]