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Canon of Scripture
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1. Significance and problem. Vatican II has called attention in various documents to the greater esteem for Scripture which has characterized theology for some years, and which should also mark Christian life. Not only are the Council texts themselves highly biblical in their language, but in ch. 2 of the Constitution on Revelation, where sacred tradition is discussed (art. 8), the apostolic preaching, “which is expressed in a special way in the inspired books (of sacred Scripture)” is explicitly a…

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Paul Neuenzeit, “Canon of Scripture”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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