Puritan Board Freshman
How does the traditional understanding of canon treat errors in transmission?Modern eclectic textual criticism generally accepts a second century settlement of the New Testament text. It is unlikely anyone who adopts the traditional understanding of the canon of the New Testament properly understands the dynamics involved in questions of this nature.
This is if the critics' explanations are, in spirit, a priori antithetical to Scripture. That's not justified.Critics generally acknowledge a second century writing of the end of Mark's gospel. On the basis of their second century canon, there is in fact no valid reason for doubting the longer ending of Mark as canonical. The doubt arises for the conservative only when he accepts the critics' explanations.