I couldn’t find the answer in other posts. If my question has been answered and I missed the post, please give me the link.
I haven’t been able to find the reason why the Book of Enoch was excluded from the Canon. Considering that it’s quoted in the Bible and it was very popular with many Church Fathers, I would say that it is at least validated. I can’t find anything reliable as to what were the arguments against it at the time that the Canon was established. I’ve read that it was not favored by St. Augustine for x reason and that’s why it lost favor with the Church. If this was true it would make sense since St. Augustine attended both councils in which the Canon were established right? He would have been a powerful voice against it. And his voice is very powerful in the Church. But the online Catholic Encyclopedia New Advent is silent on St. Augustine’s opinion of the book and only states that he believed that Enoch genuinely wrote the book. newadvent.org/cathen/01602a.htm.
I imagined that maybe the reason why it was excluded was because it talks about a fall of angels different than the Lucifer story. So it would make it sound like there were two episodes of fallen angels. But I also noticed this in the article:
The narrative is intended to explain the origin of sin and evil in the world and in this connection lays very little stress on the disobedience of our First Parents.
This tells me that the Book of Enoch contradicts the Genesis story’s explanation of the origin of sin and by extension the theology of Original Sin. Could this be a major reason why the Book of Enoch it was excluded from the Canon?
Any ideas or reference to the true reasons?