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The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman


The Muratorian Fragment, traditionally dated at the end of the second century, is by far the earliest known list of the books of the New Testament. It is therefore an important milestone in understanding the formation of the Christian canon of scriptures. The traditional date of the fragment, however, was questioned in 1973 by Albert C. Sundberg, Jr., in an article of the Harvard Theological Review that has since been generally ignored or dismissed. This book examines afresh the traditional dating of the fragment in a study that concurs with Sundberg's findings. Arguing for a later placing of ... More

Keywords: Muratorian Fragment, second century, New Testament, scriptures, Albert Sundberg Jr, Christian Bible, fourth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman, author
the Cathedral Church of St Mark, Minneapolis