Editorial Keynotes

The New Testament Canon No. 12

L.E.F. is editor of the Ministry.

List of Works Consulted

(In preparing the series on "The Formation of the New Testament Canon")

[In ascertaining the facts and reaching the conclusions embodied in the foregoing sections, recourse was had to the magnificent collection of New Testament Introductions and related data housed at the Library of Congress, as well as to smaller collections elsewhere. Some of the works are standard classics, and some are recent productions. Some are conservative and loyal to the Word, while others, though scholarly, are radical and destructively critical, and hence not acceptable in general. For those interested in further study in this field, one of the most concise, conservative single volumes of moderate price is "An Introduction to the Study of the Books of the New Testament," by John H. Kerr (New York: Revell). Another most able and scholarly work is "A General Survey of the History of the Canon of the New Testament," by B. F. Westcott (New York: Macmillan). Any desiring a more exhaustive treatise of the subject may well consult Paton J. Gloag's series of Introductions to the Synop­tic Gospels, Acts, The Pauline Epistles, The Johannine Epistles, and The Catholic Epistles (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark).

The titles here listed are simply in their alphabetical sequence, not in the order of their recognized authority or specific value. Often the chief value of a book lay in evidence made available upon a single New Testament book, or even a solitary point of discussion. In other cases the value lay in wide comparison of many independent investigators and in the cumulative evidence resulting. Sometimes an entire volume in the list dealt with a single, vital point, as the "Canon Muratorianus, the Earliest Catalogue of the Books of the New Testament," by S. P. Tregelles (Oxford Press). Others, such as the series on the "Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri," by Sir Frederic G. Ken­yon, are still in process of publication, a volume at a time. Many other works were scanned, it should be added, that were manifestly of so radical or trivial a character as to be unworthy of a place in the bibliography.—L. E. F.]

Bearing of Recent Discovery on the Trust­worthiness of the New Testament, The. Sir Wm. M. Ramsay. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Canon and Text of the New Testament. Caspar Rene Gregory. Scribner's, 1907.

Canonical Authority of the New Testament, The. Jeremiah Jones. 3 volumes. Oxford, 1798.

Canon Muratorianus, the Earliest Catalogue of the Books of the New Testament. S. P. Tregelles. Oxford, 1867.

Canon of the Holy Scriptures, The. Gaussen, D. D. London: James Nisbit & Co., 1862.

Canon, Text and Manuscripts of the New Testa­ment, The. Chas. Fremont Sitterly. The Methodist Book Concern, Copyrighted 1898, 1915.

Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: The Ency­clopdia Press, 1913 edition.

Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri Descriptions and Texts of Twelve Manuscripts on Papyrus of the Greek Bible. Frederic G. Kenyon. Lon­don: Emery Walker, Ltd. (16 Clifford's Inn), Fasciculi I and II, 1933.

Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, A. Paton J. Gloag. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

Critical Introduction to the New Testament, A. Arthur S. Peake. London: Duckworth & Co., 1909.

Cyclopedia of Biblical Theology and Ecclesias­tical Literature. McClintock and Strong, Vol. 7. Harper and Bros., 1890.

Dictionary of the Bible. Davis. The Westing­house Press, 1925.

Dictionary of the Bible, Volume I. James Has­tings. Scribners, 1898.

Dictionary of the Bible, Smith's. Edited by H. B. Hackett, 4 volumes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1896.

Encyclopdia Britannica, Vol. 14. E. B. Co., 13th edition, 1929.

Epistles of St. Paul, The. J. B. Lightfoot. Macmillan & Co., 1900.

Four Gospels, The. B. H. Streeter. Macmillan, 1930.

Four Gospels, The. Charles Cutler Torrey. New York: Harpers, 1933.

Four Gospels According to the Eastern Version, The. George M. Lamsa. A. J. Holman Co., 1933.

Formation of the New Testament, The. G. H. Fqrris. Griffith and Rawlan, 1907.

General Survey of the History of the Canon of the New Testament, A. Brooke Foss West­cott. Macmillan & Co., 1881.

Harmony of the Gospels, A. John H. Kerr. Fleming H. Revell, 1924.

Historic Evidence of the Authorship and Trans­mission of the Books of the New Testament. S. P. Tregelles. Samuel Baxter & Sons, 1852.

Historical Evidence of the New Testament. S. L. Bowman. Cincinnati: Jennings and Pye, 1903.

Historical Introduction to the Books of the New Testament. Geo. Salmon. London: John Murry, 1899.

History of the New Testament. E. W. E. Reuss. 2 volumes. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1884.

Inspiration of Holy Scripture, On the. Chr. Wordsworth. London: Francis and John Riv­ington, 1851.

International Standard Bible Encyclopmdia, Vol. I. Howard-Severance Co., 1915.

Introduction to the Catholic Epistles. Paton J. Gloag. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowl­edge of the Holy Scriptures. T. H. Horne. 2 volumes. J. Whetham & Sons, 1841.

Introduction to the Literature of the New Tes­tament, An. James Moffatt. Edinburgh, 1911.

Introduction to New Testament Literature, An. Chas. Williams. Kansas City: The Western Bapt. Pub. Co., 1929.

Introduction to the New Testament, An. B. W. Bacon. Macmillan, 1900.

Introduction to the New Testament, An. Mar­cus Dods. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1902.

Introduction to the New Testament: I, The Epistles of St. Paul, Translated by William Affleck. F. Godet. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1899.

Introduction to the New Testament, An. Adolph Jiilicher. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1904.

Introduction to the New Testament, Michallis'. Herbert Marsh. 6 volumes. London, 1802.

Introduction to the New Testament. Theodor Zahn. 3 volumes. T. & T. Clark, 1909.

Introduction to the Study of the Books of the New Testament, An. John H. Kerr. Revell, 1892.

Introduction to the Study of the Gospels. Foss Westcott Brooke. Gould and Lincoln, 1862.

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels. Paton J. Gloag. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1895.

Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, An. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1925.

Introduction to the Study of the New Testa­ment, An. Samuel Davidson. Longmans, Green & Co., 1868.

Key to the New Testament, A. Thos. Percy. Baltimore, 1822.

Lectures on the Books of the New Testament, Popular. Augustus H. Strong. Philadelphia: The Griffith and Rowland Press, 1914.

Life and Epistles of the Apostle Paul. Cony­beare and Howson. T. Y. Crowell.

Manual of Introduction to the New Testament, A. Dr. Bernhard Weiss. Translated by A. J. K. Davidson. 2 volumes. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1886.

New International Encyclopedia, Vol. XII. Dodd, Meade & Co., 1923.

New Standard Encyclopedia. Funk and Wag-nails, 1931.

New Testament and Its Writers, The. J. A. M'Clymont. Fleming H. Revell, 1897.

New Testament, An Approach to the. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1921.

New Testament Commentary for English Read­ers, A. Chas. John Ellicott. Cassell & Co., 1897.

New Testament Documents, Their Origin and Early History, The. George Milligan. Lon­don: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1913.

New Testament for English Readers, The. Henry Alford. Lee and Shepherd, 1875.

New Testament in the Christian Church, The. E. C. Moore. Macmillan, 1904.

New Testament World, The. H. E. Dana. Pio­neer Publishing Co., 1928.

Origin and History of the Books of the Bible. C. E. Stowe. Hartford Pub. Co., 1867.

Origin of the New Testament, The. A. V. Hor­nack. Williams and Norgate, 1925.

Origin of the New Testament, The. Wm. Wrede. Harper and Bros., 1909.

Our New Testament. H. C. Vedder. Griffith and Rowland, 1908.

Outline Introduction to the New Testament, An. Geo. S. Duncan. 1921.

Outline Studies in Acts, Romans, 1 and 2 Corin­thians, Galatians, and Ephesians. William Moorehead. Fleming H. Revell, 1902. Outline Studies in the New Testament, Catholic Epistles-James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, and Jude. William G. Moorehead. Fleming Revell, 1910.

Outline Studies in the New Testament, Philip­pians to Hebrews. William G. Moorehead. Fleming H. Revell, 1905.

Oxford Companion Bible, with Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Suggestive, and with 198 Appendixes. Oxford Press.

Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, A. F. H. A. Scrivener. London: Geo. Bell & Sons, 1894.

Popular and Critical Bible and Encyclopaedia,

Vol. II. Howard-Severance Co., 1908. Revelation and Inspiration. B. B. Warfield.

Oxford University Press, 1927.

Schaff-Herzog Encyclopwdia of Religious Knowl­edge, The New, Vol. III. Funk and Wagnalls, 1909.

Story of the New Testament, The. Thomas Carter. Publishing House of M. E. Church, S. Nashville: Smith and Lamar, 1920.

Syllabus for New Testament Study. A. T. Rob­ertson. Louisville, 1902.

Text and Canon of the New Testament, The. Alexander Souter. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912.

Writings of the New Testament, The. Philip Vollmer. Fleming H. Revell, 1924.

Notations on Evangelistic Tables

The accompanying table reflects the growing emphasis on evangelism, and in aspects is very encouraging. It likewise reveals certain weaknesses that may well be studied and reme­died. As the first attempt of this kind to gather information on the specific items listed (and requested on uniform blanks sent to all North American conferences), the data re­turned were not always clear, specific, and sat­isfactory. The type of some efforts was not specified, and therefore remains blank. Not­withstanding, we have sought to be impartially accurate, as far as possible, in tabulating the returns.

In certain conferences the late date of the efforts made it impossible to obtain full or even partial reports of baptisms up to the time of the date dead line (October 4). In other sections, the serious evangelistic endeavors are made in the winter, thus precluding any siza­ble summer report. Special items are brought out in the indicated footnotes. Reports from a few conferences failed to reach us in time. A total of the 346 efforts reported is cheering, and a segregation of the varied kinds follows at the close.

These figures tell a significant story, and should prove a profitable factor as the North American evangelists, conference executives, college Bible teachers, and editors will soon assemble in three great sectional councils or institutes (St. Louis, December 17-23, embrac­ing the Central, Lake, and Southwestern Un­ions; Philadelphia, December 31 to January 7, embracing the Atlantic, Columbia, and Southern Unions, and Eastern Canada; San Francisco, January 10-17, embracing the Pacific and North Pacific Unions, and Western Canada).

These convocations should be 'of incalculable value, and are unique in our denominational history. Furthermore, provision has been made to report the addresses of the evangelistic in­structors, and the discussion from the floor in the round table hours. The choicest portions of both will be made available to the world body of evangelical workers through the MIN­ISTRY throughout the year 1935. A full state­ment regarding this unique service to the field will be made in the January issue.                 

L. E. F.

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