I am not qualified to answer that question, but I can answer this: I can clearly tell you that the 20 Councils up to Vatican II were binding because THEY SAID SO! They stated clearly why they were called and stated CLEARLY what the wished to convey. No ambiguity, no interpretation, no hermenuetic of whatever.
Yes, "hermeneutic of whatever." Sidesplittingly funny!
concerning interpretation, esp. of the Bible or literary texts.
a method or theory of interpretation.
ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from Greek hermēneutikos, from hermēneuein ‘interpret.’
We know that English, being a living language, has shifted, so THE NEXT EDITION DICTIONARY WILL READ LIKE THIS:
concerning rabbinical falsehoods for suckers.
1. a plausible, but absolutely untruthful, alibi or pretext.
ORIGIN mid 20th cent.: from Vatican 2 hermēneutikos, from hermēneuein ‘baloney, hogwash.’