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Canon Law/Church Law
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I. History – II. The Present – III. Orthodox Church – IV. The Study of Canon Law and Church Law – V. Practical Theology – VI. Oriental Orthodox Canon Law

I. History

1. Early Church.

The church has had laws ever since Christians recognized the need for a generally recognized authority to regulate the uncertainties, problems, and controversies involving church discipline brought about by the…

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Schöllgen, Georg, Kalb, Herbert, Puza, Richard, Pirson, Dietrich, Engelhardt, Hanns, Potz, Richard, Landau, Peter, Merkel, Friedemann and Kaufhold, Hubert, “Canon Law/Church Law”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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