Canon and Council of Florence


#1

Did the Council of Florence talk about the canon? Does anyone have any segments from the council of Florence on the canon?


#2

Vinny 213,

Try:

http://www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/FLORENCE.HTM#5

God bless.

Cathoholic


#3

Its rather long. Can you direct me to what section deals with the canon?


#4

The Seventeenth Ecumenical Council, Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence 1431-1449, Session 11, 4 February 1442:

Most firmly it believes, professes and preaches that the one true God, Father, Son and holy Spirit, is the creator of all things that are, visible and invisible, who, when he willed it, made from his own goodness all creatures, both spiritual and corporeal, good indeed because they are made by the supreme good, but mutable because they are made from nothing, and it asserts that there is no nature of evil because every nature, in so far as it is a nature, is good. It professes that one and the same God is the author of the old and the new Testament — that is, the law and the prophets, and the gospel — since the saints of both testaments spoke under the inspiration of the same Spirit. It accepts and venerates their books, whose titles are as follows.

Five books of Moses, namely Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; Joshua, Judges, Ruth, four books of Kings, two of Paralipomenon, Esdras, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job, Psalms of David, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Ezechiel, Daniel; the twelve minor prophets, namely Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi; two books of the Maccabees; the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; fourteen letters of Paul, to the Romans, two to the Corinthians, to the Galatians, to the Ephesians, to the Philippians, two to the Thessalonians, to the Colossians, two to Timothy, to Titus, to Philemon, to the Hebrews; two letters of Peter, three of John, one of James, one of Jude; Acts of the Apostles; Apocalypse of John.


#5

Is this when it comes to faith and morals and establishing doctrine? Because I know some of the fathers distinguished between two meanings of the word canonical. Did Aquinas include these books as canonical?


#6

Vinny. Are you trolling? If so just begin a thread and ask the real question.
If not the answers have been provided.

Did the Council of Florence talk about the canon? Yes.

Does anyone have any segments from the council of Florence on the canon? Yes.


#7

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