“(By the term canons we designate those rules which the holy Fathers have laid down, in which it has been written how canons (canonici), i.e. regular clerics, ought to live).”
“(Please note when I use the term canons of Western Culture I am referring to the philosophical underpinning of our society, which were articulated by Harold Bloom and Mortimer Adler and others of the University of Chicago”
“The most straightforward of all canons is the round ....”
“Nor do my masters (so he called his canons) break and destroy a quiet that knows no dissent, for they think me gentle and mild.”
“The various lists and bibliographies that have been mistakenly called canons, I tried to show, are arbitrary; they are selections without a larger principle; they are founded not on a distinction but on convenience.”
“Since the feminism revolution and the post structuralism movement, there has not been, to my opinion, a more radical, yet subtle attack towards, what we call, the Western canon , also known as the canons of Dead White European Males , whose accepted practices are characterized primarily by an ongoing establishment of knowledge hierarchies - serious rankings of what counts and what does not according to pre-established sets of standards.”
“But in practice, the so-called canons are ill-defined, and Specific canons 'are often countered ... by some maxim pointing in a different direction.”
“There were no monastic buildings: Lincoln Cathedral was not run by monks, but by priests called canons, who lived in ordinary town houses near the church.”
“A staff of clergy was formed who came to be called canons; other endowments by degrees added; the services at St. Paul's maintained as”
“Church were known as canons, and, of several codes of canon law which had been prepared, that of a monk named Gratian, compiled in the twelfth century, was the most widely used.”
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