[quote="KnightIHSV, post:1, topic:311129"]
Can anyone help me with a clear, scholarly book on the Canon of Scripture and why the Catholic canon is correct?
I am reading an old English work, which I have now found to be a Protestant book, called "A Scholastic History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture" by the Right Reverend John Cosin, who was - I have found out - a Puritan. Cosin says that the Catholic Church's Bible did not include the Deutero-Canonical (DC) books until Trent and that no one believed the DC books were Scripture until then. Cosin makes a number of impressive arguments from the failure of Paul and the apostles to rely on the DC books and the failure of early Fathers as to why no one accepted the DC books, to conclude that the Protestant canon is the true canon.
No doubt there is a Catholic explanation that will marshal the facts and explain why the Catholic Canon is correct.
Thanks to all who can assist.
Another book recommendation...........9] Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger
The Untold Story of the Lost Books of the Protestant Bible
by Gary Michuta
On Trent....Session Four, would state: "If anyone does not accept as sacred and canonical the aforesaid books in their entirety and with all their parts, as they have been accustomed to be read in the Catholic Church and as they are contained in the old Latin Vulgate Edition, and knowingly and deliberately rejects the aforesaid traditions, let him be anathema."
Meaning...what had been taught previously.....or used or read in the mass previously...is what Trent canonized.
There were decided....in the local or regional Church councils (Synods) of Hippo, 393 A.D., and Carthage, around 400 A.D.............and approved by the Popes and are considered official Church teachings by official Church councils. The Latin Vulgate (LV) version of the Bible by Saint Jerome was completed about 406 A.D. and included the deuterocanonical books.