[quote=Todd Easton]The Faith of the Early Fathers, Volume 1, pp. 107-108, selected and translated by William A. Jurgens, contains the text of The Muratorian Fragment, author unknown, dated to between A.D. 155 and 200, which appears to be a list of books received by the Catholic Church and approved for reading in church. It contains a fairly orderly treatment of the titles contained in the New Testament beginning with the third Gospel, presumably the Gospels of Matthew and Mark were mentioned on the missing part of the fragment:
If I have noted them correctly, the New Testament books not included are the following epistles: Hebrews, James, two by Peter, and one by John.
Jurgens is a great resource; thanks for citing it. As you have correctly noted, it is an incomplete list (not to mention an incomplete document). Since we don’t know who wrote the Fragment, we can’t say whether it is authoritative or not; we must assume then that it is not. The Muratorian Fragment is helpful in showing the development of the list of books, but there is no indication that this was an otherwise agreed upon list. The canon wasn’t the canon until it was approved by the Church in the Council activity noted above.