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The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?
Kingsley Books

The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

A modern classic that offers a compelling defense of the reliability of the Christian Scriptures. Christianity Today named "The New Testament Documents" one of the top 50 books that have shaped Evangelicals.

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By: F.F. Bruce

"Our object," says F.F. Bruce, "is to find out what historical research reveals about the origin of the New Testament canon." Concise chapters explore dates and origin of NT books, the formation of the NT canon, and examines the Gospels (including a chapter on miracles), the importance of Paul, of Luke, and evidence supporting the reliability of the New Testament from archaeology, early Jewish writings, and early Gentile writings. Professor Bruce concludes that "there is no body of ancient literature in the world which enjoys such a wealth of good textual attestation as the New Testament.” Bruce writes as a historian, not as a theologian, and this book addresses the reliability of the New Testament, not its authority. This is the sixth (and latest) edition with an introduction by N.T. Wright. This ebook also contains an article, “Are the New Testament Documents Still Reliable? that Professor Bruce wrote 35 years after the first publication of the book.


150 pages

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Format: eBook

Published Date: 1943

Publisher: Kingsley Books

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About the Author

F.F. Bruce

F.F. Bruce (1910-1990) 
is know worldwide as the "Dean of Evangelical Scholarship". He was a biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. Trained in classics, he taught at the universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, and Sheffield, and was for almost twenty years the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester. Bruce combined an immense contribution to evangelical scholarship with a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He used his great knowledge to explain the Bible simply and clearly.