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The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Norman Doe


This book describes in detail the ways in which the life of the Church of England is affected by law. It deals with a great many topics including canonical jurisprudence, ecclesiastical government, the ministry of clergy and laity, faith, doctrine and liturgy, church rites, and the management of property and finance. Each of these subjects is studied and analysed critically and where appropriate, comparisons are made with the Roman Catholic Church. There are five general themes: first is the degree to which the church can be said to be regulated; the second concerns the increasingly important ... More

Keywords: Church of England, canonical jurisprudence, ecclesiastical government, clergy, laity, doctrine and liturgy, Roman Catholic Church, church regulation, pastoral values, secular law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262206
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Doe, author
University of Wales, College of Cardiff

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