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Churches, States and Laws

Norman Doe

in Canon Law in the Anglican Communion

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267829
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683381 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267829.003.0002
Churches, States and Laws

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This chapter examines the formal church legislation in the Anglican Communion. It describes the fundamental declarations and principles, diocesan laws and delegated legislation, and national and provincial constitutions. Anglican laws treat individual churches as branches of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic church and Anglican churches may be classified as established or quasi-established, disestablished or non-established. Most rules governing the law-making process of the churches are procedural and their laws should not be contrary to the law of the state.

Keywords: Anglican Communion; church legislation; diocesan law; delegated legislation; Anglican laws; law-making process

Chapter.  18482 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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