Apocrypha, canon and criticism from Samuel Fisher to John Toland, 1650-1718

Justin Champion, Allison P. Coudert (Editor), Sarah Hutton (Editor), Richard H. Popkin (Editor), Gordon M. Weiner (Editor)

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Bishop Stillingfleet took the authority of canonical scripture as the foundation of the protestant case. Radical critics, in particular Samuel Fisher and John Toland, undermined this by pointing to the different versions of the canonical texts, the disputes about the canon, and the existence of apocryphal texts which might have been included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJudaeo-Christian intellectual culture in the seventeenth century: a celebration of the library of Narcissus Marsh, (1638-1713)
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999


  • Edward Stillingfleet
  • Bishop of Worcester
  • Samuel Fisher
  • John Toland
  • scripture
  • canon
  • authority
  • New Testament apocrypha

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