William Whitaker on the Canon – Part 2

By |2018-01-22T20:49:25+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Canon, William Whitaker|Tags: , , |

CHAPTER IV.
WHEREIN THE ARGUMENT OF THE ADVERSARIES IS PROPOSED AND CONFUTED.

Having now premised a brief explanation of these matters, we will come to the discussion of the cause and question proposed. And first, we shall have to treat of the six entire books, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, and the two books of Maccabees, all together; and then, of those several books taken separately, as likewise of those fragments and parts of books, Esther, […]

William Whitaker on the Canon – Part 1

By |2018-01-22T19:36:44+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Canon, William Whitaker|Tags: , , |

THE FIRST CONTROVERSY.
QUESTION I.
CHAPTER I.
WHEREIN THIS WHOLE CONTROVERSY IS DISTRIBUTED INTO ITS PARTICULAR QUESTIONS.

We will lay the foundation of this controvery in those words of Christ which are to be found in the fifth chapter of St John’s Gospel at the thirty-ninth verse: Ερευνατε τας γραφας; Search the Scriptures. Christ had been commended to the Jews by the testimony of John the Baptist. That testimony was most true and honourable; and could not […]

William Whitaker on Augustine’s View of the Apocrypha

By |2016-11-03T19:41:41+00:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: history|Tags: , , , , , |

We allow that the council of Carthage, and Gelasius with his seventy bishops, and Innocent, and Augustine, and Isidore call these books canonical. But the question is, in what sense they called them canonical. Now, we deny that their meaning was to make these books, of which we now speak, of equal authority with those which are canonical in the strict sense; and the truth of this we will prove from antiquity, from Augustine, and […]