With this article, I want to start a new series of articles looking at tools that we can use both as pastors and laypeople to defend conservative “evangelical” beliefs.
Our first article will start where the attacks usually do…with Scripture.
Michael Krueger has written two books on the topic of the canon of Scripture…both are invaluable in forming a theology of canon that can answer critics and skeptics.
The first (and they should be read in this order) is “Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books.”
The first book speaks to the actual formation of the New Testament, the second to liberal objections to the canon itself and both provide an excellent framework for understanding and articulating a conservative, biblical response.
In both books, Krueger engages both with liberal scholars and higher criticism, but he does so in a way that is understandable and accessible to all of us…all that is required is a desire to seriously engage the topic.
What tools have you found valuable in defending the veracity and authority of Scripture?