Following Up on Jenislawski’s “Forming Sacred Scripture” lecture

Dominique Deming

A recent article by Fr. Stephen Freeman on “How the Scriptures Became the Scriptures” echoes Professor Jenislawki’s excellent two-hour lecture, from an Orthodox point of view:

The Scripture is not prior to the Church, but of the Church. It is a manifestation of the Church’s divine life. It speaks with the voice of Christ, the same voice that speaks throughout the life of the Church. In recognizing the voice of its shepherd, the Church declared some books to be authoritative, that is, consistent with the voice of Christ they already knew.”

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