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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Christian Law: Contemporary Principles

ISBN13: 9781316500651
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £36.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107006928

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Christian Law: Contemporary Principles offers a detailed comparison of the laws of churches across ten distinct Christian traditions worldwide: Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed, Presbyterian, United, Congregational and Baptist.

From this comparison, Professor Doe proposes that all denominations of the faith share common principles in spite of their doctrinal divisions; and that these principles reveal a concept of 'Christian law' and contribute to a theological understanding of global Christian identity.

This is an invaluable resource for lawyers and theologians who are engaged in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, showing how dogmas may divide but laws link Christians across traditions.

Ecclesiastical Law
1. The sources and purposes of ecclesiastical regulation
2. The faithful - the laity and lay ministry
3. The ordained ministers of the church
4. The institutions of ecclesiastical governance
5. Ecclesiastical discipline and conflict resolution
6. Doctrine and worship
7. The rites of passage
8. Ecumenical relations
9. Church property and finance
10. Church, state and society
General conclusion.