Early Church Fathers on NT Gospels  

Early Church Fathers adopted different New Testament Bible Canons

The New Testament Bible Canon was developed over a number of years. It was a slow, complicated, and often bloody process. Eventually, the 27 books were decided by the Church Fathers.

The earliest acknowledgment of the 27 New Testament Bible Canon appears in the 39th Festal Letter written by Athanasius of Alexandria.
  ntcanon.org/Athanasius


Who are the Church Fathers?
The Early Church Fathers provided leadership in the early Christian Church, especially when it came to defending, expounding and developing the Christian doctrine.
Athanasius' letter is the earliest authoritative statement to fix the Christian New Testament Bible as we know it today
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Church Fathers on NT Gospels








YEAR (d. AD) 108 156 160 160 165 202 215 240 254 340 373 398
Mark
Mark 16:9-20           Y       Y    
Matthew
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation
Apocrypha Books
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Truth
Gospel of the Twelve
Gospel of Peter
Gospel of Basilides
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews
Gospel of Matthias
Traditions of Matthias
Preaching of Peter
Acts of Andrew
Acts of Paul
Acts of John
Epistle to the Laodiceans
1 Clement
Epistle of Barnabas
Didache
Shepherd of Hermas
Apocalypse of Peter
* Bishop Athansius was the first Christian to list the 27 New Testament Books as they appear in the Christian Bible today
Table Key
Symbol Opinion of Authority
True; accepted scriptural; or quoted from very approvingly
Possible; approving quotation or allusion
Acceptable but only with changes
Disputed; dubious; or useful for inspiration/spurious (Eusebius)
False; heretical; heterodox; quoted from very disapprovingly
No Mention; not mentioned or quoted from; opinion unknown


CREDIT
http://www.ntcanon.org/table.shtml
http://www.earlychristianhistory.info/canon.html
http://unveiling-christianity.net/2009/08/23/whose-canon-is-divinely-inspired/
https://bible.org/seriespage/5-transmission
http://www.truthnet.org/Bible-Origins/8_Transmission-of-the-Old-Testament/index.htm#_ftn1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_manuscript
http://www.bible.ca/ef/topical-the-earliest-new-testament-manuscripts.htm
http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Bible/Text/Canon/canonages.html
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