Peckham, John. The Biblical Canon, Sola Scriptura, and the Theological Method. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016.
This was not the book I expected. I expected a book that practiced canonical theology. But in fact, John Peckham has written a theoretical work on the biblical canon and systematic theology. This is not to say that I did not benefit from Peckham’s work.
The topics of biblical canon, authority (Sola Scriptura), and theological method are near to my heart. They are also central to the Christian task of theology and to the foundational question of How then should I live? By Scripture alone or by some other standard?
And this might be the most interesting part of Peckham’s book. He argues for a canonical Sola Scriptura, which affirms that Scripture is the infallible rule of faith. He summarizes, “In brief, a canonical approach is one that views the biblical canon as the uniquely authoritative, sufficient source of theological doctrine, adopts the biblical canon as the rule of faith, and denies the positing of any normative extracanonical interpretive authority” (p. 73). [Read more…] about Review: Canonical Theology by John Peckham