Canon Law: A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal by John J. Coughlin O.F.M.

By John J. Coughlin O.F.M.

Canon legislations: A Comparative learn with Anglo-American felony Theory, via the Reverend John J. Coughlin, explores the canon legislation of the Roman Catholic Church from a comparative standpoint. The advent to the publication offers old examples of antinomian and legalistic techniques to canon legislation (antinomianism diminishes or denies the significance of canon legislations, whereas legalism overestimates the functionality of canon legislation within the lifetime of the Catholic Church). The creation discusses those methods as threats to the rule of thumb of legislation within the Church, and describes the idea that of the guideline of legislations within the considered a number of Anglo-American felony theorists. bankruptcy One deals an outline of canon legislation because the "home process" during this comparative examine. the rest chapters ponder antinomian and legalistic methods to the rule of thumb of legislation in gentle of 3 particular concerns: the sexual abuse crisis, ownership of church property, and the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic public officials. Chapters and 3 speak about the failure of the rule of thumb of legislations because of antinomian and legalistic ways to the sexual abuse predicament. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the concept that of estate in canon legislation with that of liberal political concept; they speak about the possession of parish estate in gentle of diocesan bankruptcies, the connection among church estate and the legislations of the secular kingdom, and the secularization of Catholic associations and their estate. Chapters Six and 7 increase the indeterminacy declare just about canon legislations and the arguments for and opposed to the denial of Holy Communion to Catholic public officers. even if the 3 concerns come up within the context of the USA, they increase broader theoretical concerns approximately antinomianism, legalism, and the rule of thumb of legislation. through the comparative examine, American felony concept capabilities to explain those broader matters in canon legislation. The concluding bankruptcy deals a synthesis of this comparative learn.

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Canon Law: A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal Theory

Canon legislations: A Comparative examine with Anglo-American felony concept, via the Reverend John J. Coughlin, explores the canon legislations of the Roman Catholic Church from a comparative viewpoint. The creation to the booklet provides old examples of antinomian and legalistic ways to canon legislations (antinomianism diminishes or denies the significance of canon legislations, whereas legalism overestimates the functionality of canon legislations within the lifetime of the Catholic Church).

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19 The inner meaning of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection as experienced at Pentecost is not separable from the outward ecclesial form of the apostolic ministry. 20 Second, certain structural and legal forms are associated with the sacramental life of the pristine church. 22 During the earliest phases of its development, the church understood more clearly the nature of Christ’s mandate and set down formulae in response to it. 23 From the beginning, the sacramental life of the church has centered on the Eucharist, and the Eucharist has required an established order so that it might constitute the true sacrament of unity.

63 Contemporary canon law continues the attempt to incorporate the pastoral and theological elements into a coherent system of law. The question of how successful this attempt has proven is one of the issues explored in this book. As I shall discuss in the chapters that follow, antinomianism and legalism continue to present a problem for the rule of law in the life of the church. Chapter 1 offers an overview of canon law as the “home system” in this comparative study. Through an exploration of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the United States, Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the failure of the rule of law in preventing injury to individuals and the common good.

Mark 14:22–25; Matthew 26:26–29; Luke 22:18ff; 1 Corinthians 11–23. See Rudolf Schnackenburg, The Gospel of Matthew 266–67 (Robert R. , Eerdmans 2002); and Joseph M. , Eucharistic Theology 52–58 (Herder 1967). an overview of canon law 23 church. 28 Third, the mission of the church is expressed in an outward legal form. ”31 The Apostles chose successors and also deacons for service in the church. 32 The imposition of hands adopted another institution of Jewish Law, the semikhah through which the rabbi as teacher and judge installed his student to these same offices.

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