Skip to content
Credo_michael kruger

New Credo Video: Did the Church Invent the Canon?

Did the church invent the canon? What is the role of the canon? How is the Bible a creative force? Was the canon in place before church councils? What can we say biblically, theologically, and historically about the foundation and formation of the canon?

In this video, Michael Kruger discusses the formation of the canon, the role of the canon, and the church’s relation to the canon.

Michael Kruger

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 Gospel of the SaviorThe Heresy of Orthodoxy (with Andreas Köstenberger), Canon RevisitedThe Question of Canon , and Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church. He is also the editor of and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament, and co-editor of The Early Text of the New Testament, and Gospel Fragments. Dr. Kruger is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and also serves (part-time) as Pastor of Teaching at Uptown PCA in downtown Charlotte. You can follow his blog at or on Twitter @michaeljkruger.

Back to Top