Saturday, November 03, 2007

I've Got The Nicene Blues



A bluesy apologetic tune from the new (and definitely worth checking out) video-sharing site www.LoveToBeCatholic.com.

p.s. I'm not sure about the Catholic Church declaring the Biblical canon in 4th century AD. I thought the canon was normalized then but not declared a closed canon until the 16th century, as a response to Luther. Other than that...it's a cute tune.

9 comments:

A from Minnesota said...

IC
You are correct in your understanding of the history of the canon.

Domini Sumus said...

The Catholic Encyclopedia says that the canon was fixed in the 4th C.

The Ironic Catholic said...

It may have been fixed, but it wasn't declaring a closed canon until the Council of Trent. We're kind of splitting hairs, but there it is.

Tiber Jumper said...

Hey thanks for posting my video!
On Mark Shea's blog they questioned the accuracy of the theology behind it, but there's only so much you can get into a 12 bar blues, remain theological accuracy and get everything to rhyme!
God bless

The Ironic Catholic said...

TiberJumper--fair enough!

A Simple Sinner said...

"It may have been fixed, but it wasn't declaring a closed canon until the Council of Trent. We're kind of splitting hairs, but there it is."

It wasn't appreciably challenged until then. What was set forth in the fourth century was accepted from Spain to India, Sweden to Ethiopia until Herr Doctor M. Luther started doing some editing... Enter Trent.

Anonymous said...

GREAT video! - had to view it after watching you and your wife on EWTN last night!
Jim Burnham - Catholic Apologist & Author, with San Juan Seminars first wet my appetite while looking for the REAL Bible questions, "Which Bible or 'canon' did Christ Himself use?"
In Jim's series of apologetic books, teaming up with Fr. Chacon, cites many examples of the times Christ quotes from the Septuagint, now... because we love unscrambling puzzles, I've purchased Gary Michuta's book, Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger, The Untold Story of the Lost Books of the Protestant Bible, which according to Patrick Madrid and from my first scans of the text has exhaustive lists of the quotes in the New Testament from the Catholic canon, O.T. we as Catholics use. Dr. Stephen Miletic of Franciscan University uses, Rev. Michael Dugan's book, The Consuming Fire to teach the Christian introduction to the Old Testament, in his course, Introduction to Biblical Study. This book opens the shade for all the LIGHT to shine! HAVE FUN -keep sharing and caring!
God bless you all, and how much fun we converts have taking our Faith and SEEKING UNDERSTANDING!
(Deacon Cerrato, of Franciscan shared this quote was from St. Anselum)
loveland, oh

BVM said...

I ENJOYED THE TUNE, I FOUND A PROBLEM WITH THE THEOLOGY OF THE LYRICS..
WE BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER...WHO CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN.

THIS IS INCORRECT, IT WAS THE SECOND PERSON OF THE BLESSED TRINITY WHO BECAME INCARNATE ET HOMO FACTUS EST.

HOPEFULLY RUSS CAN REWORD THAT SECTION.

WE HAVE FOUND THE TRUE FAITH AND WE WORSHIP THE UNDIVIDED TRINITY FOR THE TRINITY HAS SAVED US.

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