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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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Posteriormente, me ocupare de las decretales pontificias--principalmente las de Alejandro III e Inocencio III--que dieron lugar a la constitucion de la disolucion del matrimonio rato y no consumado, asi como de las reacciones ante esas disposiciones por parte de la doctrina.
4, a manuscript generally known as the 'Smithfield Decretals' and familiar to most medievalists not for its copy of the Liber extra decretals, but for the irreverent images that adorn its margins.
Watt, "Jews and Christians in the Gregorian Decretals," Studies in Church History 29 (1992): 93-105.
Rabelais ridiculed the "Papimaniacs," who fetishize the pope and his utterances, the "Holy Decretals." Fast-forward to Derrideans and Derrida: Each spring circa Reagan's second term, his seminar at Yale was the happening for weenies.
Bentley misunderstands Newman's controversial Tract 90 which involved less an attempt to reconcile the thirty-nine Articles with the patristic Church than with the modern Roman Catholic communion, even with the decretals of the Council of Trent.
He could even adopt the stridency of a psalmist and the imprecations of a prophet in his political letters: those ardent and cutting encyclicals of outrage he hurled as rebuttals to papal decretals, imitating and exaggerating their tone and their dependence upon biblical citations.
Unlike most conferences of religious figures, The Parliament of the World's Religions neither lectured the public nor concentrated on ecclesiastical window dressing of canons or constitutions or decretals. Removed from the details of their daily life, participants were invited to look at the larger context in which they were operating back home, to renew their perspectives, to learn a little; and then to engage.
His supposed `Donation', together with the scandalous `False Decretals' which resulted from it, is undoubtedly the most important political falsification of the Middle Ages.
Bishops invoked previous papal teaching--including a series of forged decretals!--to define a legal wedding as one presided over by a priest and observed by two witnesses.
(It is a pity that McQuillan's is the only essay on drama, since Antony Gash's well-known essay, 'Carnival Against Lent: The Ambivalence of Medieval Drama', published in 1986, showed how productive the concept of carnival could be for the analysis of theatrical performance.) Non-English texts, however, also feature in the essays by Andrew Taylor and Mark Sherman: Taylor's piece studies a Latin manuscript, the Smithfield Decretals, and Sherman takes Dante's Commedia as the central text within his concluding piece on 'Problems of Bakhtin's Epic: Capitalism and the Image of History'.
Procedures for the election of bishops and pope and the bishop's obligation to consult his clergy were carefully drafted (Decreturn Gratiani d.24.6 and C.15.7.6; Decretals 3.10-11).(12) New religious movements had a tendency to become self-governing religious orders.