Athanasius Did Not Pen the First List of the New Testament Canon

The idea that Athanasius’ thirty-ninth Festal Letter (367 AD) contains the first complete extant list of the New Testament Canon is common.  It is not just a common belief among layman, but it is even taught by many Bible scholars and professors of Church history.  I believed this for quite some time and even referred […]

Basil of Caesarea: A Champion of Sola Scriptura

It is quite common for those who oppose Sola Scriptura (i.e. Scripture alone is the final authority on matters of faith) to posit that it was an invention of the Reformers.  This is an easy claim to refute both Biblically and historically.  Here the example of Basil of Caesarea is provided. Basil of Caesarea or Basil […]