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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion


Publication details for Professor Walter Moberly

Moberly, R.W.L. (2017). Canon and Religious Truth: An Appraisal of A New New Testament. In When Texts Are Canonized. Lim, Timothy H. & Akiyama, Kengo Providence, Rhode Island: Brown Judaic Studies. 359: 108-136.

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I hope that some of the well-worn questions about the nature, purpose, and function of the biblical canon may be cast in a fresh light if we step back from familiar debates about canon in antiquity and choose a con temporary focus instead. Thus, I propose to consider the recent (2013) publication of A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21stCentury Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, edited with a commentary by Hal Taussig.¹

Every biblical scholar is familiar with collections of ancient documents that have been brought together to illustrate the wider world of the Bible. Most...