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« on: Wed Dec 13, 2017 - 15:31:53 »
Since the two synods of Hippo (393 AD) and Carthage, (397 AD) were under the control of what would later become the "orthodox church", how can the Roman Catholic church claim they determined the Canon? Would not such a claim be more naturally due the Eastern Orthodox church?

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« Reply #1 on: Thu Dec 14, 2017 - 03:43:34 »
Since the two synods of Hippo (393 AD) and Carthage, (397 AD) were under the control of what would later become the "orthodox church", how can the Roman Catholic church claim they determined the Canon? Would not such a claim be more naturally due the Eastern Orthodox church?

The councils (or synods) of Carthage (397 and 419) and Hippo (393) were local councils. They had no authority to define such matters for the whole Church. They only confirmed for those in their jurisdiction what had already been decided at an earlier date.

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« Reply #2 on: Thu Dec 14, 2017 - 17:54:35 »
The councils (or synods) of Carthage (397 and 419) and Hippo (393) were local councils. They had no authority to define such matters for the whole Church. They only confirmed for those in their jurisdiction what had already been decided at an earlier date.

and yet they did!

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