The development of the New Testament Canon has always been an interesting subject for any self-respecting student of both the Bible as well as history. These days anyone can do their own subject matter research and investigate whatever they wish to know more about.
You might end up with some good results in your research and if you have‚ please let me know so I can include these links here. Here are some links to get you going:
- The Development of the New Testament Canon: this is a very nicely organized “database” of sorts‚ which I haven’t quite seen anywhere else. It adds a bit of a visual angle to this type of study and it draws its primary information from the authoritative works of renowned scholars Bruce M. Metzger and Wilhelm Schneemelcher.
- Chronological: this is a good article that ends with a nice chronological listing of the making of the canon.