Augustine had some very important things to say about the canon of Scripture. This week we look at his statements to the Roman Catholic Christian Laurentius in his attempt to justify his appeal to the Letter to the Hebrews. In this brief episode we talk about the role that the authority the church fathers played in Augustine’s determination of the Scriptures. We note that this appeal to the authority the fathers is significant because of the frequently invoked theory by a good number of Protestant scholars concerning the early formation of the canon. In this episode, we take a critical look at this theory and ask: when was the letter to the Hebrews considered part of the canon of Scripture? In asking this question, we look at the broader implications of the later inclusion of the so-called Catholic Epistles into the canon of Scripture. Join us this week as we discuss Augustine’s thoughts on when the Catholic Epistles were included into the canon of Scripture.
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