Canon Law and Anthropology

John J. Coughlin

in Law, Person, and Community

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199756773
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932177 | DOI:
Canon Law and Anthropology

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This chapter sketches the elements of the anthropology that underpins canon law. After describing the twentieth-century Catholic anthropological project, it identifies certain anthropological elements and relates them to specific canons. The elements are: human nature, the body, the soul, reason, affect, conscience, free will, memory, the person as social being, and the end of the human person. The description of the ten elements involves canonical, theological, and philosophical perspectives.

Keywords: Catholic anthropology; human nature; body; soul; reason; affect; conscience; free will; memory; human person

Chapter.  14905 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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