Canonical books

See Canonical.
those books which are declared by the canons of the church to be of divine inspiration; - called collectively the canon. The Roman Catholic Church holds as canonical several books which Protestants reject as apocryphal.

See also: Book, canonic

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Bird (New Testament, Highland Theological College, Scotland) contends that 1 Esdras, part of the Septuagint and of the Christian Apocrypha, has been neglected relative to the canonical books of the Masoretic Text and the apocalyptic 2 Esdras, which is appended to the Latin Apocrypha.
However, one needs to recognize that even those who want to take a radical view of Christianity are forced to deal with these canonical books.
Cameron includes references to both the canonical books of the Bible as well as to the apocryphal.
Even though there is no mention of the pair in the canonical books of the bible, there is always a source for legends, this one being the "Protevangelium of James.
This group of pious men became known as the Apostolic Fathers and their writings, while not on the same status as the canonical books of the Old and New Testament, were still regarded with great respect by their contemporaries and their successors within the Christian movement.
In Liisa Kanerva's most recent book on Renaissance architectural theory, the curriculum for the architect is examined through a group of the canonical books of architectural theory: Alberti, Filarete, Francesco di Giorgio, Palladio, Serlio, Cesariano, and Scamozzi.
After centuries of revising canonical books, nearly every trace of Earth Mother and her Immaculate Heart has been removed from Christian literature, but to the scholarly and discerning eye the Divine Earth and her Immaculate Core/Heart are very present.
s conclusions, here and elsewhere, might be challenged: (1) his late dating of the final forms of the biblical books; (2) his allowance for additions even after a book was widely accepted as "canonical"; (3) his Deuteronomic maximalism in dating the redaction of the historical and prophetic books; and (4) his slight attention to the role of the official priesthood and religious authorities (instead of sectarian groups) on controlling the interpretation and meaning of canonical books.
However, since these traditions were already written down and were listed in the canonical books, they should no longer be called "traditions.
Miles's God: A Biography read the Tanakh (the Old Testament in its Jewish collation, with the prophets in the middle and the books of wisdom at the end) as a record of God's development as a literary character: a coherent narrative emerging from a loosely related set of canonical books by force of their canonicity.
who master only one of the canonical books cannot understand
So, pity me, standing up there armed with only these sixty-six canonical books, trying to speak about the Bible to people who are well on the other side of that language.