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An Introduction to Canon Law - James A. Coriden, JCD,JD

An Introduction to Canon Law

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780809142569
Number Of Pages: 256

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Canon law is the name given to the rules that govern church order and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. This valuable book, which has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law and new resources in the field, offers an introductory orientation of all of canon law. A superb teaching and learning tool, it provides outlines and overviews of relatively complex areas of canon law, sketches the basic structure and design of the various offices and functions within the church and how they relate to each other, and gives an orientation to the more important areas of canon law, as well as a background and context within which more detailed rules can be understood. Two appendices offer guidance for doing canonical research and case studies for further discussion.

Introductory issuesp. 1
Rules in a church communityp. 3
New testament roots of the rulesp. 7
The history of canon lawp. 10
Canonical sources, forms, and distinctionsp. 33
The code of canon lawp. 38
A canonical constitution of the churchp. 45
The people of God : book two of the codep. 57
The Christian faithfulp. 59
Hierarchical structuresp. 71
Consecrated and apostolic lifep. 99
The teaching function : book three of the codep. 107
The sanctifying function : book four of the codep. 119
The governing function : book one of the code (general norms)p. 155
Temporal goods of the church : book five of the codep. 173
Sanctions in the church : book six of the codep. 181
Processes : book seven of the codep. 191
Doing research in canon lawp. 209
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ISBN: 9780809142569
ISBN-10: 0809142562
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised