The Formation of the New Testament:
Your No-Nonsense Guide to Understanding
The Christian faith rises or falls on the historical credibility of the Bible, particularly the New Testament documents. In today’s post-modern culture, Christians and those searching for answers face numerous questions including:
This book reduces the large volume of available (yet very technical) information on the subject by providing a concise analysis of the facts to help you gain confidence in the credibility of the New Testament canon.
Chuck Gianotti (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) hasworked in fulltime ministry for over 26 years, serving as an elder, speaker/teacher, discipler, and shepherd. He is an adjunct instructor at Kawartha Lakes Bible College inCanada, founder and editor of Elders’ ShopNotes (an international publication ministering to elders), and author of various books, articles and pamphlets. Chuck has been married for over 33 years to the love of his life—Mary, and is father of two grown children—Jason and Shannon. Many of his writings can be found atwww.bible-equip.org. Chuck currently resides in Rochester, New York.
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“Chuck Gianotti gives us a useful tool for students, parents, and Bible teachers, as well as those examining the Christian faith.”
– Dr. Bill McRae
President Emeritus, Tyndale University
College and Seminary in Toronto
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Read This First!
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Need for Credibility
Chapter 3 An Historical Overview of the Resources
Chapter 4 Apostolic Authority of the Gospels
Chapter 5 Apostolic Authority of Acts and the Letters
Chapter 6 Influencing the Spread
Chapter 7 The Apostolic Fathers
Chapter 8 The Later Church Fathers
Chapter 9 The Non-Canonical Writings
Chapter 10 The Canon and Church Authority
Chapter 11 Formatting the Texts
Chapter 12 Putting It All Together
Chapter 13 What Difference Does It Make?
Chapter 14 Conclusion
Postscript: Faith & History