Thinking about Canon (Part One) was posted less than 24 hours ago, and has already generated, by my incomplete count, more than 50 instances of online commentary and offline correspondence.
I’m particularly thankful for comments and citation by Doug Chaplin, Chris Heard, Jim West, Kevin Edgecomb, and Iyov. Lengthy offline correspondence with Kevin and Tim Bulkeley has also been going on, the results of which will soon hit the fan.
(ed.: interesting choice of metaphor. - I didn’t get much sleep last night.)
I think the topic of canon deserves to be widely debated among bloggers. The folks of Evangelical Text Criticism, a very cool blog, are thinking about doing so, but have yet to join the fray. I hope they do soon.
Most people come at the subject matter from a defensive or apologetic point of view. I am more interested in understanding how canons function in real life. May the discussion continue.