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Apostles Peter and John hurry to the tomb on the morning of the Resurrection, 1898. Cambas, 82 x 134 cm RF 1153

New episode: Who Invented Christianity? Michael Kruger with Matthew Barrett

A new episode of the Credo Podcast just released: Who invented Christianity?

Was Christianity an invention of the 4th and 5th centuries? Is orthodox theology merely the byproduct of power struggles, so that whoever has the political upper hand decides what is heretical? Is the high view of Jesus really a minority view in the first two centuries of the church? Executive editor, Matthew Barrett, talks with Michael Kruger to answer some of this popular questions and objections.

Michael J. Kruger (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  He is one of the leading scholars today in the study of the origins of the New Testament, particularly the development of the New Testament canon and the transmission of the New Testament text. He is the author of numerous books including The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Crossway, 2010, with Andreas Köstenberger), Canon Revisited (Crossway, 2012), The Question of Canon (IVP, 2013), and Christianity at the Crossroads:  How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (SPCK, 2017; IVP Academic, 2018). You can follow his blog at or on Twitter @michaeljkruger.

Listen to this new episode today: Who invented Christianity?

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; 40 Questions About SalvationGod’s Word Alone: The Authority of ScriptureReformation Theology: A Systematic SummarySalvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian LifeHe is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.

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