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Ecclesiastical Law - Concept and System
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Part of Ecclesiastical Law:

1. Concept and System

2. History of Ecclesiastical Law

3. Code of Canon Law

4. Church Laws

A. Definition and Division

1. Definition. Ecclesiastical law, or canon law, is the entirety of the norms of the law laid down by God and by the Church, which regulate the constitution and life of the Church of Jesus Christ united under …

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Georg May, “Ecclesiastical Law - Concept and System”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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