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canon law

A body of law and edicts that arise from and are adopted by an ecclesiastic authority, which guides how Christian organisations are governed.
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53) Throughout the high Middle Ages, canonists debated the necessity of consummation for a valid marriage.
It is not the teaching of scripture, of most of the fathers, or of later Byzantine canonists, nor is it the majority position of the Orthodox churches today.
38) Here the canonists were, of course, most obligingly generous.
21) For a detailed discussion of the early Scholastics and canonists on marriage, including Peter, see Colish, Peter Lombard 2:628-98.
As one canonist put it later: "Recent-day litigation and scandals are like the unpaid bills of the Church.
Vladimiroff spent a great deal of time and energy in the intervening months meeting with both canonists and Vatican officials.
Instead he introduces readers to such figures as the canonists Peter von Osterwald and Josef Pehem, the philosopher Mattaus Fingerlos, and the historian Michael Ignaz Schmidt--hardly household names, even for students of the German Enlightenment.
Focusing on Nicholas of Cusa's De concordantia catholica and papal bulls and canonists of that period, Muldoon examines medieval Christian concepts of authority in the context of the fifteenth-century European expansion into the "New Worlds" of Africa and the Atlantic islands.
This is the definition maintained by Chrysostomus and the canonists.
Canonists, and others, including representatives of the Canon Law Societies of Great Britain, Oceania, and the United States, gathered for their annual meeting, to elect officers, and to hear the Most Reverend Ernest Leger, Archbishop of Moncton, discuss the "Rights and Obligations of the Christian Faithful--a Pastoral Point of View," ironic in view of what happened later.