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One issue I’ve wondered about with regard to this approach (which I like), is, what place does it give the canon of Scripture as unique? Post-biblical theology (systematic and dogmatic theology) has generally worked under the assumption that the canon is closed. Scripture was inspired by the Holy Spirit and given to the church as complete with the closing of the apostolic age.

But if we take the line that Christendom is to be given the same historical seriousness as OT Israel (which I agree that it is), how are we to understand the closing of the canon? Should we expect more “Scripture” at some point on the level with the 66 books we currently recognize?

I’m not sure how how much sense this question makes. I guess what I’m asking for is a perspective from you on the nature and function and uniqueness of Scripture within the ongoing history of the church? Should we ever expect more inspired texts? How would we know and recognize them? Under what circumstances might we expect them to the come?