Homologoumena (ὁμολογούμενα, universally acknowledged), the name given by Eusebius (Hist. Eccles. 3,5, 25) to those books of the New Testament, of the canonical authority of which no doubts had been expressed. Eusebius includes under the term the four gospels, the Acts, the fourteen epistles of Paul, and the first epistles of Peter and John, while the epistle of James, the second epistle of Peter. and the second and third epistles of John, and the epistle of Jude, were placed among the Antilegomena. In a third or lower class, some, Eusebius says, placed the Apocalypse, though others placed it among the acknowledged books. It therefore properly belonged to the Antilegomena. Eadie, Ecclesiastes Dict. SEE ANTILEGOMENA.

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