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The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

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Hamilton HessProfessor Emeritus, Department of Theology, University of San Francisco, USA

ISBN13: 9780198269755
ISBN: 0198269757
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £132.50

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When first published in 1958, The Canons of the Council of Sardica, AD 343 at once became the standard account of the canons passed by the Western bishops assembled at Serdica in 343 and the thinking on Church matters that lay behind them. In this new edition Hamilton Hess has updated his account in the light of recent literature and translated all quotations into English to reach a wider audience. There is also a new section on the development of canons in the early;Church from local provisions to general rules, and an appendix with the full texts of the canons in the original Latin, in the Greek translation, and in the recasting by Theodours Diaconus, together with English translations of all three.

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1. The Conciliar Movement; 2. The Emergence of Canonical Legislation; 3. The Development of an Ecclesiastical Rule of Law; 4. THE COUNCIL AT SERDICA; 5. Historical and Textual Problems; 6. Early Textual Transmission and Development; 7. THE APPOINTMENT OF BISHOPS; 8. The Translation of Bishops and Other Clergy; 9. The Appeal Canons; 10. Episcopal Visits to the Imperial Court; THE NUMBERING SYSTEMS OF THE SERDICAN CANONS; TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS OF THE SERDICAN CANONS

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies