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The Law of the Church in Wales

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ISBN13: 9780708317488
ISBN: 0708317480
Published: July 2002
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £24.99



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Like other major social institutions, the Church in Wales is regulated by a complicated body of rules that are the product of continuous historical development, theological reflection and practical action. In this book, Norman Doe provides the first comprehensive statement of the modern law of the Church in Wales and the law of the State applicable to the church. The Law of the Church in Wales sets out the legal structures of the Church in Wales, and how these operate within the context of both the law of the State and the laws of other churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion. It describes how the church organises its internal government, the rights and duties of its clergy and lay people, its public worship, its rites (such as baptism and marriage), its relations with other Christian churches, and its property and finances. The Law of the Church in Wales is an accessible and practical guide to the legal rules, rights and duties which have an impact on so many aspects of the church's life and role in society. It will be an essential text for clergy and lay officers of the Church in Wales, and for anyone interested in ecclesiastical law in Wales.

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Subjects:
Ecclesiastical Law
Contents:
ART I:THE LEGAL REGULATION OF THE CHURCH Chapter 1:The Nature and Sources of Church Law PART II:THE INSTITUTIONAL ORGANISATION OF THE CHURCH Chapter 2:The Province: Governing Body Chapter 3:The Diocese: Units and Assemblies Chapter 4:The Parish and the Parochial Church Council Chapter 5:The Disciplinary Tribunal and Courts of the Church PART III:THE MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH Chapter 6:Episcopal Ministry: The Offices of Bishop Chapter 7:The Ministry of Priests and Deacons Chapter 8:The Laity and Lay Officers PART IV:THE DOCTRINE, LITURGY AND RITES OF THE CHURCH Chapter 9:Faith, Doctrine and Liturgy Chapter 10:Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist Chapter 11:Marriage, Confession and Burial Chapter 12:Ecumenical Relations PART V:THE PROPERTY AND FINANCES OF THE CHURCH Chapter 13:The Law of Church Property Chapter 14:Church Finance