Is the canon merely an anthology of the religious literature of the day, making it no longer possible to speak of its unity? This article indicates two main ways in which the issue of biblical unity is typically presented: unity may be based in the process of divine inspiration which is believed to have brought about these writings, or it may be based in a theory of providential ordering.
This article is concerned with the significance of the authority of Scripture as rediscovered by the Reformation. How significant was the recognition of the authority of Scripture? The author defines what we should understand by the authority of Scripture. The author's description emphasizes the non-subjective aspects of Scripture. The relation between divine inspiration and divine authority of the Scriptures is also investigated.
How was the Old Testament canon formed? Historic Christianity insists that the Old Testament books were written by divine inspiration. The claim here is that the Scriptures are inherently authoritative because God is the origin, and the church merely recognizes this fact. Harris evaluates different theories about how that process of canon formation took place.