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The Institutional Organization of Churches

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/9780198267829.003.0003
The Institutional Organization of Churches

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This chapter examines the institutional organization of churches in the Anglican Communion. It describes their national assemblies, diocesan assemblies, and assemblies operating within the various divisions of the diocese and those administrative bodies accountable to the representative assemblies. Anglican churches are arranged on a territorial basis of provinces, dioceses, and local ecclesiastical units. These constitutional and canonical arrangements indicate a legal unity in the Anglican Communion in terms of the institutional church organization.

Keywords: Anglican Communion; church organization; institutional organization; diocesan assemblies; ecclesiastical units; canonical arrangements; constitutional arrangements

Chapter.  14823 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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