Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Author: William J. Collinge

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810857553

Category: Religion

Page: 593

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Defines terms which deal with aspects of the faith, worship, ethics, history, theology, and spirituality of the Catholic Church.
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Law, Liberty and Church

Authority and Justice in the Major Churches in England

Author: Dr Gordon Arthur

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409477118

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Law, Liberty and Church examines the presuppositions that underlie authority in the five largest Churches in England - the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Baptist Union. Examining what has influenced their development, and how the patterns of authority that exist today have evolved, Gordon Arthur explores the contributions of Scripture, Roman Legal Theory, and Greek Philosophy. This book shows how the influence of Roman legal theory has caused inflexibility, and at times authoritarianism in the Roman Catholic Church; it explores how the influence of reason and moderation has led the Church of England to focus on inclusiveness, often at the cost of clarity; it expounds the attempts of the Free Churches to establish liberty of conscience, leading them at times to a more democratic and individualistic approach. Finally Arthur offers an alternative view of authority, and sets out some of the challenges this view presents to the Churches.
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Contracts Between Ecclesiastical Entities According to Canon Law

Author: Joseph Clifford N. Ndi

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832547487

Category: Law

Page: 309

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Within ecclesiastical circles, both from the perspective of legal practice and ordinary relational matters between ecclesiastical entities, the theme of contract very scarcely occupies a place of prominence. It is a situation that is due on the one hand, and to a large extent, to the fact that the canonisation of civil law on contracts (c. 1290 CIC/1983) has had the consequence of transferring the preoccupation of the entities on this matter to the domain of civil law. Besides, and still connected to the above, is the tendency to attribute a merely pastoral relevance to their relationships, with little or no reference to the juridic aspects inherent in these relationships. It is a situation that is largely responsible for the crisis which do not uncommonly characterise some of these relationships as verified over the centuries; particularly in the relationship between dioceses and religious institutes. The issuance of various papal and conciliar exhortations before and after Vatican II, as well as the normative instructions and legal provisions contained in various juridic documents, most prominently cc. 271, 520, 681 and 790 of CIC/1983, has gone a long way to dissipate some of the tensions of the past. However, the true nature of how the contractual relationship between ecclesiastical entities, including the attendant issues of conceptual understanding, civil status of ecclesiastical entities, resolution of contractual disputes, etc., remains a matter of investigative interest for the canonist. This is, in a nutshell, the substance of this research work. The conclusions arrived at offer the reader an insight into the available untapped resources within the ecclesiastical legal system, as well as some considerable possibilities which remain to be explored to the benefit of the subjects of canon law.
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An Introduction to Canon Law

Author: James A. Coriden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 086012374X

Category: Law

Page: 243

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This new edition of An Introduction to Canon Law has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law, as well as to uncover new resources in the field. It offers an introductory orientation to all of canon law, it outlines and overviews the various specialized areas of the law, and it sketches the structure and function of the offices within the church and how they relate to one another. The book gives historical perspectives, and focuses on the rights and duties of Catholics in the church.
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Metanoia: Catholic eTract Number Three: Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism (Fifth Edition)

Author: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.

Publisher: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 71

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Metanoia: A Catholic eTract Series, Volume Number Three: Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism (Fifth Edition) is the author’s third publication in a series of Catholic etracts. In Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism, the author sets forth his personal experience in discerning whether Jesus, The Christ is calling him to the common priesthood in Christ via Baptism or the ministerial priesthood in Christ via Holy Orders. It is the true story of his 21st-Century discernment within the diocese of Los Angeles, including the natural (i.e., deductive logic) and supernatural (i.e., divine signs) factors that went into determining if, in his case, there was/is a vocation to the office of the ministerial priesthood, based the special graces he has received, including his being associated with that office by family, friends, and strangers 41 times over an 18-year period. He is publishing it to document and share his journey in hopes that other Catholic men formally in discernment may find it instructive. Finally, this etract is part of the author’s lay apostolate of Catholic-Christian witness to the reality, power, and transforming/saving Love of God, as well as the author’s response to and promotion of the Church’s “universal call to holiness” (Lumen Gentium) and the “new evangelization” (Novo Millenio Ineunte), in the electronically and globally connected virtual world of the Internet. This book is also available for purchase by Kindle device and app users in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com.
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An Introduction to Canon Law Revised Edition

Author: James A. Coriden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441103015

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Catholic canon law changes very slowly, but it constantly adds rules, interpretations, and applications. Some canons are frequently invoked, and others rarely used, quietly pass from memory. In the dozen or so years since this introduction to canon law was first written, there have been many changes and adaptations. This is one reason for a revised edition, although many of the alterations are too subtle to be captured in an introductory treatment. A second reason is to include some of the many new resources, commentaries, and explanations which authorities in the field have made available. Since many have found the original book helpful in beginning their exploration of the church's regulations, a fact which gratifies its author greatly, it is worth improving. Hence many sections have been clarified, expanded, and updated, and some others deleted. In a few places the material is reordered. Seven new case studies have been added. These improvements are a third reason for revision. Context of recent scandal has revealed inadequate applications of canon law. Serious canonical crimes were often treated as personnel problems, calling for repentance, therapy, and reassignment, rather than the investigation and imposition of penalties which the canons prescribe. Would a more careful observance of the traditional canonical system have saved many young people from serious harm and the church from an immense disgrace? The question provides one more incentive to begin to learn about canon law.
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Wulfstan's Canon Law Collection

Author: Wulfstan (Archbishop of York)

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859915342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

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First edition of important but problematic Anglo-Saxon text, with much to say about how later Anglo-Saxon writers used earlier materials.
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