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Canon law in the Anglican communion: a worldwide perspective

Doe, Christopher Norman 1998. Canon law in the Anglican communion: a worldwide perspective. Oxford: The Clarendon Press.

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Abstract

There is no recognized corpus of binding law globally applicable to all Churches in the Anglican Communion. Ostensibly, each Church is autonomous, free to make rules to facilitate and to order its internal life. This book, which is global in scope and will be of interest throughout the world, makes available for the first time a comparative study of the Constitutions, Canons, and other forms of law of Churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Does analysis draws out the similarities and differences between them and, from the coincidence of actual laws and from global ecclesiastical conventions enunciated by the Lambeth Conference, he elucidates the global principles of Anglican canon law that may apply to all Churches in the Communion. The subjects examined include: government; ministry; doctrine and liturgy; rites; property; inter-church relations; and ecumenism. Does thorough and practical analysis of a hitherto under-explored subject is placed squarely within its jurisprudential and theological context, and will be welcomed by both practitioners and scholars. For those within the Anglican Communion, his book offers a wealth of information enabling individual Churches to see how fellow Churches are organized. For those without, the book provides a valuable insight into Anglican government and law. Readership: Bishops throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, their lawyers, administrators, and others concerned with the governance of Churches. It will also be of particular interest to canon lawyers practising within the Anglican world and of more general interest to Roman Catholic canonists, particularly those in the English-speaking countries. This book will also interest scholars and advanced students of ecclesiastical law, especially those with an interest in Anglicanism and ecumenism.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: The Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198267829
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 15:42
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/48264

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