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Introduction to Canon Law - James Coriden

Introduction to Canon Law

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Published: 1st September 2004
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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.

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: 9780860123743
ISBN-10: 086012374X
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised