Episode

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History of the Apocrypha in the Biblical Canon

October 30, 2019

How has the Apocrypha been viewed throughout Church history? What can the Apocrypha add to one’s understanding of the New Testament? In this episode, Stephen Russell shares the history of the canon, specifically considering how the Apocrypha was formed. Mr Russell ends the episode by presenting his view of the Apocrypha as being useful for history, but likely not scriptural.

Episode Guest Info

Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell earned a degree in European Studies at George Mason University (1986-1988), and an M.A. in Church History and Theology at Wheaton Graduate School (1989). His voluntary service experiences include two summers in Germany (1978, 1982), Choice Books (1981), and a halfway house for parolees (1980). He taught in Christian schools for five years and worked at Choice Books for seventeen years. During a seven month stay in Israel (2006), he wrote a book on nonresistance, Overcoming Evil God’s Way.

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Episode Host

Reagan Schrock

Reagan is a member of Wellspring Mennonite Church and lives with his wife Patricia in southeast Tennessee. Reagan, along with Jaran, started Anabaptist Perspectives in 2017, and serves in leadership in the organization, in addition to being deeply involved in overseas missions work.

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