Monday, October 31, 2011

Speaking of "Reformation Day"

Reading Francis Beckwith's excellent article, where he recounts the Catholic arguments against the Reformers' cries of "Sola Scriptura!" ("Scripture alone"), again reminds me that I've meant, for some time now, to post my short-but-concise timeline of the development of the canon of Scripture.

Namely: how we got the Bible. Spoiler alert: it didn't fall out of the sky, a gift from God, and it doesn't include a divinely-inpired index. Thus, all of us (Catholics and Protestants alike) abide by the decisions of church fathers and church councils when we appeal to the Bible as authoritative.

Anyway, for those that are interested, it's entitled "Scriptural Roots: A Brief History of the Biblical Canon," and it's available here and, permanently, on our sidebar at the right. Enjoy!