Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Canon - A priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter.
A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the
Roman Catholic Church.
This is another word for scripture. The Canon consists of
the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the
New. The Canon is closed which means there is no more revelation
to become Scripture.
A canon is a member of the Christian clergy who was responsible
for administering a cathedral or collegiate church. It is
still used as a largely honorary title in many dioceses to
senior parish priests. This is usually awarded as a recognition
of long and dedicated service to the Diocese. These priests
are entitled to call themselves Canon and still have a role
in the administration of the cathedral. (wikipedia)
The Canon of Scripture in Christianity refers to the set of
books selected from among the books of the Hebrew Scriptures,
the dozens of gospels, and many dozens of epistles, to form
the Bible. Some canons contain just the 39 books of the Hebrew
Scriptures (Old Testament) and 27 books in the Christian Scriptures
(New Testament). Other canons include the Apocrypha. Some
liberal theologians have recommended that the canon be opened
for additional writings. (Religious