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The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

Hamilton Hess


An augmented second edition of The Canons of the Council of Sardica, ad 343: A Landmark in the Early Development of Canon Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958). The earlier historical and exegetical study of the Serdican canons has been updated from that of the first edition in the light of more recent scholarly treatment of the period and of topics relating to early conciliar legislation and the Serdican canons themselves. The first three chapters—constituting Part I—are completely new, covering successively the beginnings of the conciliar movement in the second century as an inter ... More

Keywords: bishop of Rome, bishops, canon, conciliar legislation, consensus, council, ecclesiastical law, Roman civil law, Roman senate, synod

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269755
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198269757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hamilton Hess, author
Professor Emeritus, Department of Theology, University of San Francisco