Originally posted by defcon5
,the Bible had already been around in its pretty much accepted from long before that. The Council of Trent simply canonized the accepted Roman
Catholic version of the bible.
'New testament Period" (30-160)
GOSPELS: Generally Accepted by 130
Justin Martyr's "Gospels" contain apocryphal material
Polycarp first uses all four Gospels now in Scripture
ACTS: Scarcely known or quoted.
PAULINE CORPUS: Generallya ccepted by 130, yet quotations are rarely introduced as scriptural.
PHILIPPIANS, 1 TIMOTHY: Rejected by many including Justin Martyr
2 TIMOTHY, TITUS, PHILEMON: Rejected by many including Polycarp, Justin Martyr
HEBREWS: Not considered Canonical. Rejected by many including Polycarp, Justin Martyr
JAMES: Not considered canonical; not even quoted. Rejected by many including Polycarp, Justin Martyr
1 PETER: Not considered Canonical
2 PETER: Not considered Canonica.
1,2,3 JOHN: Not considered canonical. Rejected by many incluidng Justin Martyr
JUDE: Not considered cannonical. Rejected by Polycarp, Justin Martyr
REVELATION: Not cannonical. Rejected by most. Rejected by Polycarp.
IRENAEUS TO ORIGEN ( 160-250)
Phrase "New Testament" first used by Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria
ACTS: Gradually accepted over this time
PAULINE CORPUS: Accepted with some execption:
2 TIMOTHY: Rejected by many incluidng Clement of Alexandria
PHILEMON: Rejected by many incluidng Irenaeus, Origen, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria
HEBREWS: Not canonical before the fourth centruy in the West.
JAMES: Not canonical. Rejected by Irenaeus, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria
1 PETER: Gradual acceptance over this time.
2 Pter: Not Canonical. Rejected by Irenaeus, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria
1 JOHN: Gradual Acceptance over this time. Rejected by Origen
2 JOHN: Not Canonical Rejected by many including Tortullian, Clement of Alexandria
3 JOHN: Not Canonical. Rejected by many including Irenaeus, Tertullian Clement of Alexandria
JUDE: Gradual acceptance during this time. Rejected by Origen
REVELATION: Gradual acceptance during this time. Not in the East
EPISTLE OF BARNABAS Some acceptance
SHEPHERD OF HERMAS: Some acceptance
The DIDACH: Some Acceptance
The APOCALYPSE OF PETER: Some acceptance.
The ACTS OF PAUL: Some acceptance.
GOSPEL OF HEBREWS: Some acceptance
ORIGEN TO NICAEA (250-325)
GOSPELS, ACTS, PAULINE CORPUS: Accepted.
HEBREWS: Accepted in the East, but not the West.
JAMES: Disputed in the East, Rejected in the West
1 PETER: Mostly accepted
2 PETER: Mostly rejected
1 John: Mostly accepted
2,3 John. Jude: Still rejected.
REVELATION: Not accepted in the East
Council of Nicaea (325) and later
COSPELS, ACTS, PAULINE CORPUS, ! PETER, 1 JOHN: Accepted
HEBREWS: Eventually accepted in the West
JAMES: Slow acceptance - West doesn't accept until after 350
2 PETER: Eventually accepted
2,3 John, Jude - Eventually accepted
REVELATIONS: Eventuallya ccepted but rejected by Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, Gregory Nazianzen
EPISTLE OF BARNABAS: Accepted late fourth century
SHEPERD OF HERMAS: Accepted late fourth century
1 CLEMENT, 2 CLEMENT: Accepted early fifth century.
** Info from "A biblical defense of Catholicism" by Dave Armstrong
edit on 3/13/2012 by FlyersFan because: spelling