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The Legal Framework of the Church of England

Norman Doe

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780198262206
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682315 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.001.0001
The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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This book describes in detail the ways in which the life of the Church of England is affected by law. It deals with a great many topics including canonical jurisprudence, ecclesiastical government, the ministry of clergy and laity, faith, doctrine and liturgy, church rites, and the management of property and finance. Each of these subjects is studied and analysed critically and where appropriate, comparisons are made with the Roman Catholic Church. There are five general themes: first is the degree to which the church can be said to be regulated; the second concerns the increasingly important use of administrative rules created executively at national and diocesian level to supplement formal church law; the third examines the relationship between the formal law and the pastoral values of clarity, certainty, and flexibility; the fourth theme is the applicability of secular law; the final theme is the comparison with the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, the book provides a comprehensive, descriptive, and critical analysis of the legal framework of the Church of England and the regulatory instruments that operate within this framework.

Keywords: Church of England; canonical jurisprudence; ecclesiastical government; clergy; laity; doctrine and liturgy; Roman Catholic Church; church regulation; pastoral values; secular law

Book.  618 pages. 

Subjects: Comparative Law

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Introduction in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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The Church and Forms of Regulation in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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The Purposes of Ecclesiastical Regulation in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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Legislative Power: Distribution and Control in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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Administrative Power: Organization and Accountability in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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Judicial Power: The Settlement of Disputes in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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Episcopal Ministry: The Offices of Bishop in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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The Ordained Ministry of Priests and Deacons in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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The Ministry of the Laity in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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Faith and Doctrine in The Legal Framework of the Church of England

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