Council of Florence
SESSION 11 4 February 1442
Most firmly it believes, professes and preaches that the one true God,
Father, Son and holy Spirit, is the creator of all things that are, visible and
invisible, who, when he willed it, made from his own goodness all creatures,
both spiritual and corporeal, good indeed because they are made by the supreme
good, but mutable because they are made from nothing, and it asserts that there
is no nature of evil because every nature, in so far as it is a nature, is good.
It professes that one and the same God is the author of the old and the new
Testament -- that is, the law and the prophets, and the gospel -- since the
saints of both testaments spoke under the inspiration of the same Spirit. It
accepts and venerates their books, whose titles are as follows.
Five books of Moses, namely Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy;
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, four books of Kings, two of Paralipomenon, Esdras,
Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job, Psalms of David, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,
Song of Songs, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Ezechiel,
Daniel; the twelve minor prophets, namely Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah,
Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi; two books of the
Maccabees; the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; fourteen letters of
Paul, to the Romans, two to the Corinthians, to the Galatians, to the Ephesians,
to the Philippians, two to the Thessalonians, to the Colossians, two to Timothy,
to Titus, to Philemon, to the Hebrews; two letters of Peter, three of John, one
of James, one of Jude; Acts of the Apostles; Apocalypse of John.