"After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture still remains an issue of debate for Christians and scholars: How did these books come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? Who decided what the canon should include? By whay criteria were the suggested books judged? Why do Roman Catholic Bibles include the Apocrypha?Likewise, critical issues have been raised by scholarship. Recent discoveries have caused some to argue that politics played a significant role in the formation of the Christian canon. And biblical criticism asks which form of any given biblical text is canonical.In this significant study, F.F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in answering the questions and clearing away the confusion surrounding the Christian canon of Scripture. Winner of two 1990 Christianity Today Awards: Readers' Choice (1st place; theology & doctrine) and Critics' Choice (1st place; theology & doctrine)."