Dr. Arnold interviews Dr. Meade about the origin of the Bible and the criteria for canonicity.
Topics of conversation include:
- Where do we get the terms Bible and Canon, and what do we mean by them?
- How did the church decide which books belonged in the Canon?
- Which books were disputed by the early church, and why?
- Why is the Catholic Bible different from the Protestant Bible?
Dr. John Meade is associate professor of Old Testament at Phoenix Seminary. He is the co-director of the Text and Canon Institute, as well as the author of The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2018). Dr. Meade holds a PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.