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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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The task of clarifying the issues surrounding deaconesses and ordination was in large part accomplished by canonists during the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.
However, the consensual theory of the Church canonists would have been attentive to and would have valorized "the freedom and autonomy of the individual in the crucial matter of marriage" (Murray 124).
In this consideration of Lucretia's voluntas, Ridevall may be deliberately refuting canonists' as well as the earlier Oxford commentators' interpretations, for the canonists often use the terms "indirect will" (voluntas indirecta) and "direct will" (voluntas directa) to define Lucretia's guilt in the rape.
Marie-Jeanne Ferrari is both a medical doctor and a canonist.
Ian Waters, a canonist from the Melbourne archdiocese, speaking in his private capacity in Melbourne in October.
Being eager to uphold real exchange as a licit contract, Cajetan rejects the opinion of early canonists, chiefly Geoffrey of Trani (d.
insists--despite the fact that a majority of American canonists said publically that it was too cumbersome and they were too inexperienced with the penal process.
Many canonists from across the country gathered in London, Ontario, to consider results 20 years after the launching of the new Code of Canon Law.
as a leading canonist with a strong "liberal" bias.
It is this last persona of Anselm of Lucca--as learned canonist, apologist, and zealous promoter of "Gregorian" ideals of ecclesiastical reform--that Kathleen Cushing's concise and meticulously researched study addresses.