Quotes About Canonization

Enjoy reading and share 15 famous quotes about Canonization with everyone.

Quotes About Canonization

[ ... ] Technology has tended to devaluate the traditional vision-inducing materials. The illumination of a city, for example, was once a rare event, reserved for victories and national holidays, for the canonization of saints and the crowning of kings. Now it occurs nightly and celebrates the virtues of gin, cigarettes and toothpaste.
— Aldous Huxley —

On the other hand, inspiration - a criterion for canonization we might expect to play a great role - is not a factor. The Shepherd of Hermas and many writings either claimed inspiration or had it claimed for them, yet were neither universally nor ultimately accepted as canonical. In contrast, no NT writing claims inspiration for itself. The statement in 2 Tim. 3:16 that all Scripture is inspired by God (theopneustos) refers to Torah. Second Peter 3:16 refers to Paul's letters as though they were Scripture but does not say they were 'inspired.' In Revelation, 'inspiration' is certainly implied but not explicitly claimed. No doubt there was an increasingly widespread conviction that the NT writings were divinely inspired, but that notion did not appear to factor in as a criterion for canonization.

— Luke Timothy Johnson

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

Las Vegas is a city of kickbacks. A desert city of greased palms. A place where a $20 bill can buy approval, a $100 bill adulation and $1,000 canonization.

— Nicholas Pileggi

I have read that during the process of canonization the Catholic Church demands proof of joy in the candidate, and although I have not been able to track down chapter and verse I like the suggestion that dourness is not a sacred attribute.

— Phyllis McGinley

Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization.

— William Hazlitt

Canonization Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Canonization quotes? Click on image of Canonization quotes to view full size.

Canonization Quotes Pictures 1
Canonization Quotes Pictures 2
Canonization Quotes Pictures 3
Canonization Quotes Pictures 4