The Resolution of Ecclesiastical Conflict

Norman Doe

in Canon Law in the Anglican Communion

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267829
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683381 | DOI:
The Resolution of Ecclesiastical Conflict

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This chapter examines the process of resolving ecclesiastical conflict in the Anglican Communion. While the law of many churches provides a wide range of quasi-judicial powers to bishops, few churches have general rules of hierarchical recourse applicable to all administrative or adjudicative decisions. The ancient practice of visitation for settling disputes remains popular and in most churches episcopal visitation is cast as a duty. Anglican jurisprudence is ambivalent to the question of recourse from ecclesiastical tribunal to the secular courts, though in many states the latter provide a supervisory jurisdiction over the former.

Keywords: Anglican Communion; dispute resolution; ecclesiastical conflict; bishops; visitation; Anglican jurisprudence

Chapter.  17435 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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