Canonical epistles

an appellation given to the epistles called also general or catholic. See Catholic epistles, under Canholic.

See also: canonic

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The chapters of the book include considerations of Old Testament law from the perspective of the New Testament and the rise of postapostolic authority in the early office of the bishop; the classical foundations of law and polity in ancient Greece and Rome; early Christian proto-canonical collections; the canonical Epistles of the twelve Eastern Fathers; Tertullian and Lactantius; Augustine; the development of the Eastern Church's synodal process; the canons of the Seven Ecumenical Councils; later Byzantine codifications of Roman imperial law; and the work of late Byzantine canonists.
The Pauline and canonical epistles were awarded recognition along with the Gospels, and a French Bible translated by Olivetan and printed in 1535 at the Waldensians' expense ended the tradition of using Romance for liturgical services.
16 but that it should be read together with Paul's canonical Epistles.