The Development of the Canon of the New Testament

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[Audet] Audet, J.-P. La Didachè; Instructions des Apôtres. Études Bibliques. Paris. Gabalda. 1958.
[Bellinzoni] Bellinzoni, A. J. The Sayings of Jesus in the Writings of Justin Martyr. Leiden. 1967.
[Denker] Denker, Jürgen. Die theologiegeschichtliche Stellung des Petrusevangeliums: Ein Beitrag zur Fruhgeschichte des Doketismus. Berne. 1975.
[Ehrman] Ehrman, B. D. "The New Testament Canon of Didymus the Blind" . Vigiliae Christianae. v. 37. 1983. pp. 1-21.
[Ehrman2] Ehrman, B. D. Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament . Oxford University Press 2003.
[Elliot] Elliot, J. K. The Apocryphal New Testament. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1993.
This is a reworking of the classic: James, Montague Rhodes. The Apocryphal New Testament. Oxford 1924. corrected edition, 1953.
[Eusebius] Eusebius. The History of the Church (Ecclesiastical History). Penguin Books. New York. 1965. An English translation is online at New Advent.
[Evans] Evans, Ernest. Tertullian Adversus Marcionem, ii. Oxford. 1972.
[FSB] Funk, Robert W., Bernard Brandon Scott, and James R. Butts. The Parables of Jesus, Red Letter Edition, a Report of the Jesus Seminar. Polebridge Press. Sonoma, California. 1988.
[Grant] Grant, Robert M. The Formation of the New Testament. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.
This is the first book I read on the subject, and a useful auxilliary to [Metzger]
[Hitchcock] Hitchcock, F. R. M. "Did Clement of Alexandria Know the Didache?". The Journal of Theological Studies. 1923. pp. 397-401.
[Hoh] Hoh, J. "Die Lehre des hl. Irenäus uber das Neue Testament". Neutestamentliche Abhandlungen. vii. Munster i. W. 1919. pp. 189-197.
[Howard] Howard, George. "Canon: Choosing the Books of the New Testament". Bible Review. October 1989.
A short summary that includes all the important points.
[Irenaeus] Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon. On the Apostolic Preaching. Translated by John Behr. Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press. 1997.
Now available from Amazon Books
[Kline] Kline, Leslie L. "Harmonized Sayings of Jesus in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies and Justin Martyr". Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentlischen Wissenschaft. 66. pp. 223-241. 1975.
[LHH] Lightfoot, J. B., J. R. Harmer, edited and revised by Michael W. Holmes. The Apostolic Fathers. 2nd edition. Baker Book House. 1989.
This is the primary source used in this survey for the Apostolic Fathers. The first edition was published in London in 1891.
[Lightfoot] Lightfoot, J. B. Saint Paul's Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. 9th ed. London. 1890.
[Menard] Menard, Jacques E. L'Evangile de verite. Nag Hammadi Studies, ii.. London, 1972.
[Metzger] Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1987.
This is the most copied book by far in this survey. Metzger is easy to read and the book is packed with small and interesting details. Highly recommended.
[Osborn] Osborn, E. F. Justin Martyr. Beitrage zur historische Theologie. 47. Tubingen. 1973.
[Richardson] Richardson, C. C. ed. Early Christian Fathers. Philadelphia. Westminster. 1953. reprinted Macmillan 1970.
This book has all the Apostolic Fathers except Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, and Fragments of Papias. However, it includes First Apology by Justin Martyr, A Plea Regarding Christians by Athenagoras, and books 1,3,5 of Adversus Haereses by Irenaeus.
[Robinson] Robinson, James M., ed. The Nag Hammadi Library in English, 2nd edition. New York. Harper Collins. 1988.
Probably the most widely read book in these references. A best-seller?
[Ruwet] Ruwet, J. "Les 'Antilegomena' dans les oevres d'Origen". Biblica. v. 23 (1942) pp. 18-42. v. 24 (1943) pp. 18-58. v. 25 (1944) pp. 143-166, 311-334.
[Schneemelcher] Schneemelcher, Wilhelm, ed. New Testament Apocrypha, 6th edition. 2 Vols. Westminster/John Knox Press. Louisville. 1989.
This revised edition is a translation of the fifth German edition, and the largest collection of the latest in scholarly research. It includes English translations of most apocryphal writings. Highly recommended. The Apostolic Fathers are not included.
[Stählin] Stählin, Otto. Clemens Alexandrinus. iv (Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte. 39. Leipzig. 1936) pp. 1-66.
[van Unnik] van Unnik, W. C. "The 'Gospel of Truth' and the New Testament". The Jung Codex. ed. by F. L. Cross. London 1955.
[von Loewenich] von Loewenich, W. Das Johannes-Verstandnis im zweiten Jahrhundert. Giessen. 1932.
[Wilson] Wilson, R. McL. The Gospel of Philip, translated from the Coptic text, with an Introduction and Commentary. New York. 1962.

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