Papacy and Law in the Gregorian Revolution: The Canonistic Work of Anselm of Lucca by Kathleen G. Cushing

Papacy and Law in the Gregorian Revolution: The Canonistic Work of Anselm of Lucca

byKathleen G. Cushing

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This work explores the role of canon law in the ecclesiastical reform movement of the eleventh century, commonly known as the Gregorian Refom movement. Focusing on the Collectio canonum of Bishop Anselm of Lucca - hitherto largely unexplored in English - it is concerned with the symbioticrelationship between canon law and reform, and seeks to explore the ways in which Anselm's writing can be seen in the context of the reformer's need to devise and articulate strategies for the renovation of the Church and Christian society. Its principal contention is that Anselm's collection cannot be seen merely as a catalogue of canon law, but also functioned to articulate, define, and propagate reformist doctrine in a time of great social and religious upheaval.

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Kathleen G. Cushing is at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies.
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Title:Papacy and Law in the Gregorian Revolution: The Canonistic Work of Anselm of LuccaFormat:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart I: Papacy and Law on the Eve of the Gregorian RevolutionPart II: A Canonist in the Age of Reform1. Anselm of Lucca: A Sainted Gregorian Bishop2. Anselm and his Canonical Sources3. Roman Primacy and the Legal Vindication of Reform4. Anselm and Coercion: A Legal Form of PersuasionConclusion: A Canonist of ReformAppendicesBibliographyIndex

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`This is an extremely well-written and useful study, which makes a substantial contribution to our map of developments in a crucial period of formation for Western canon law ... There is important work in embryo here and what is already in our hands makes its own significant contribution.'GRE, Heythrop Journal Vol 40, no4 Oct99