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Book Description

A General Survey of the History of the Canon of the New Testament, 4th edn.
Publication Year:
Macmillan & Co.
Canon, Gospels, New Testament, Church History
Copyright Holder:
Public domain
Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], A General Survey of the History of the Canon of the New Testament, 4th edn.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Notice to the Second Edition
  • Notice to Third Edition
  • Preface to the Fourth Edition
  • Introduction

First Period. A.D. 70—120

  1. The Age of the Apostolic Fathers. A.D. 70—120
  2. The Age of the Greek Apologists. A.D. 120170
  3. The Early Versions of the New Testament
  4. The Early Heretics
  5. The Canon of the Acknowledged Books

Second Period. A.D. 170—303

  1. The Canon of the Acknowledged Books
  2. The Testimony of the Churches to the Disputed Books
  3. The Testimony of Heretical and Apocryphal Writings

Third Period. A.D. 303—397

  1. The Age of Diocletian
  2. The Age of Councils
  3. The Sixteenth Century
  • Appendix A. On the history of the word Κανώς
  • Appendix B. On the use of Apocryphal Writings in the early church
  • Appendix C. The Muratorian Fragment of the Canon
  • Appendix D. The chief Catalogues of the books of the Bible during the first Eight Centuries
  • Appendix E. The Apocryphal Epistle to the Loadiceans
  • Adenda
  • Index I. List of authorities quoted in reference to the Canon of the New Testament
  • Index II. A Synopsis of the Historical Evidence for the Books of the New Testament