canon law

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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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paragraph 2 (ex lege recognition of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church): either to delete this provision outright, thereby subjecting the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to the same registration requirements as other religious communities; or to ensure in other ways without interference by the executive that the leadership of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is legitimate according to Orthodox canonical law."
Included is a one-page table comparing specific provisions in canonical law with the anti-Jewish measures of the Nazis.
Editor's Note: Samuel Rabinove tells us that some of the penalties cited in his article come from the Bible while others come from the Talmud, the body of Jewish civil and canonical law. Stoning is mentioned in the Bible as an appropriate punishment for some offenses, but other forms of execution, such as decapitation by sword and strangulation, were devised by Talmudic scholars who extrapolated them from biblical analysis.
I honour and obey canonical law. I have been approached by individuals who have asked for same-sex blessings ...