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The contribution of common principles of canon law to ecclesial communion in Anglicanism

Doe, Christopher Norman ORCID: 2008. The contribution of common principles of canon law to ecclesial communion in Anglicanism. International journal for the Study of the Christian Church 8 (2) , pp. 93-111. 10.1080/14742250801930806

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An important recent development in worldwide Anglicanism is the emergence over recent years of a project to articulate the principles of canon law common to the churches of the Anglican Communion. This project seeks to express the juridical character of Anglicanism from a global perspective, not only to underscore the many fundamental values that Anglicans share in terms of their polity, ministry, doctrine, liturgy, rites and property, going to the very roots of Anglican identity but, also, as a concrete resource for other churches in ecumenical dialogue with Anglicans. This article traces the development of the so-called ius commune project, describes the methodological challenges which it faces and, the process of producing a draft. It also seeks to compare the project with the juridical experiences of other international ecclesial communities and, briefly, to place the project in the context of the debate about the adoption of an Anglican Covenant, an initiative proposed by the Lambeth Commission in 2004.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anglican Communion; Anglican identity; Lambeth Conference; canon law, ius commune; Anglican Covenant; Lambeth Commission on Communion
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1474-225X
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 14:04

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