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Customary Law in the Corpus Iuris Canonici

Distinguished Dissertations Vol 12

By (author) John McIntyre
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1991
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773499601
ISBN-13: 9780773499607
Barcode No: 9780773499607
Synopsis
This study discusses custom as a source of law tracing its basis in Roman law and its development in both the Eastern and Western Church. It emphasizes its stabilizing influence, evident in the work of Isidore of Seville, Yves of Chartres, and Gratian. The later history illustrates the shift from the "reasonable custom" to the "will of the competent superior." This work attempts to show the need of the Church to recover Custom in order to promote missionary activity and ecumenical discourse within the contest of pluralism.

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