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By William J. Abraham

The booklet offers an unique and demanding narrative at the importance of canon within the Christian culture. typical money owed of canon decrease canon to scripture and deal with scripture as a criterion of fact. Scripture is then comparable in optimistic or unfavorable how you can culture, cause, and adventure. Such tasks contain a misreading of the which means and content material of canon--they find the canonical historical past of the church inside of epistemology--and Abraham charts the deadly outcomes of this flow, from the Fathers to trendy feminist theology. within the approach he indicates that the relevant epistemological issues of the Enlightenment have Christian origins and echoes. He additionally exhibits that the the most important advancements of theology from the Reformation onwards contain remarkable efforts to mend the principles of religion. This trajectory is now exhausted theologically and spiritually. for that reason, the door is opened for a restoration of the whole canonical background of the early church and for clean paintings at the epistemology of theology.

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