Abjuration
(77 words)

[German Version]

designates in canon law renunciation in cases of apostasy (Apostate), heresy and schism (c. 2314 CIC/1917), as well as the conversion of a non-Catholic Christian (Church membership). Today, reconciliation in offences of the faith, leaving the church, and conversion, as regulated by local church law (cc. 751 and 1364 CIC), requires the deposition of a confession of faith.

Bibliography

W. Rees, “Die Strafgewalt der Kirche,” KStT 41, 1993, 88–96, 228f., 426–429.

Cite this page
Rees, Wilhelm, “Abjuration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00064>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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