Development in Canon Law

John J. Coughlin

in Law, Person, and Community

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

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This chapter consists of three major sections. First, it discusses Newman's explanation of the development of Christian doctrine in relation to canon law. The canonical provisions concerning papal primacy serve as an example of this development. Second, it describes the recognition of fundamental human rights as reflective of the principles for development. Third, it considers the development of canon law in light of H. L. A. Hart's secondary rules of recognition, change, and adjudication.

Keywords: Newman; Christian doctrine; canon law; human rights; H. L. A. Hart; recognition; change; adjudication

Chapter.  12681 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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