uncanonical


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uncanonical

(ˌʌnkəˈnɒnɪkəl) or

uncanonic

adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (of writings) not forming part of the canon of Scripture; apocryphal
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) not in accordance with the teachings of the Scriptural canon; unbiblical
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) not appropriate for a clergyman; unclerical
References in classic literature ?
A harp, and other matters of a very uncanonical appearance, were also visible when this dark recess was opened.
As long as the hierarchs who thought that divorcing by contract and remarrying were bad things for a Christian postponed giving a clear message to the parish clergy, or failed to be heard and obeyed, there was no reason why simple parishioners should have been aware of the uncanonical nature of divorce letters.
As Paul Cantor has elucidated in "The Uncanonical Dante: The Divine Comedy and Islamic Philosophy" (Philosophy and Literature, Volume 20, Number 1, April 1996), "Thus Averroes could say in effect that our souls are eternal by virtue of apprehending eternal truths such as those of mathematics.
The desire for power and the fascination which it exerts are together with anxiety, seduction and frustration, the " uncanonical keywords" of the democracy (Braud).
On another, Africanus's interpolation is pointedly uncanonical, coexisting with traditional Homeric verses in accordance with the precepts of magical discourse so as to force its reader to accept the unstable and permeable nature of contemporary Homeric textuality.
Simon's manuscript indicates in the preface that: "[t]he present manuscript was delivered into the hands of the Editor by a priest who had managed to get ordained through uncanonical methods" (1980, xxxi).
There is no trace of Leavisite pickiness in his choice of examples as he also invites us to think about and then enjoy some splendidly uncanonical works like chapbooks, the Russian lubki and modern Japanese manga.
Independent Canadian scholar Horman posits a source written in the Greek language, which he calls N, from which both the canonical gospel of Mark and the uncanonical gospel of Thomas drew.
He is the man whose life is governed by the horrible and horrifying emotion of pity: for him the great uncanonical sacrament is the sacrament of the brother.
The first evidence comes from the uncanonical functions of modifying derivation in contemporary written Veps.
16) Although Jerome rejected 3 and 4 Esdras as uncanonical, both were included in manuscripts of the Latin Bible throughout the Middle Ages.