. I was wondering how the early church decided
which texts to include in the bible;
it seems that after reading them all,
they developed a theory for what most likely happened,
and then included only texts that agreed with that theory .
. so their bible really has become
the early church's theory of Jesus .
. what is needed by good documentation
is a metabible,
that summarizes all the original documents
and why a particular theory would treat that document .
. each document's summary would mention
what other documents it contradicted,
and would offer various theories about
who the authors are and what their motive was .