Roman Canon Law In The Church Of England; Six Essays by Frederic William Maitland

Roman Canon Law In The Church Of England; Six Essays

byFrederic William Maitland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...books, but has always maintained some tradition of an older and less Roman canon law.1 From a very remote age they can produce satisfactory evidence, and again from a modern age there is testimony to be had; but as we cast our eyes over the famous catalogue of preuves we cannot help seeing that there is an intermediate period lying (to name its narrowest limits) between the date of the Decretum and the date of the schism, in which the chain, even when it has been strengthened by the spurious 'Pragmatique' of St. Louis, is tenuous and brittle. Certain preuves, indeed, are still forthcoming; but are they proofs of the liberties of the Gallican church? They consist in the main of acts of a secular power which was controlling and curtailing the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts, and was encroaching upon what the French prelates of that age held to be the liberties of the church in general and of the Gallican church in particular. Just as the compilers of Anglican liberties, when they tell the story of Merton, expect us to take the side of the barons, so the compilers of Gallican liberties, when they tell the story of Vincennes, expect us to take the side of Pierre de Cugnieres. Now it may be true that the one real hope for a national church which should be wholly or mainly independent of Rome lay in the victory of the lay courts and the state-made laws at every point along the debated frontier line. But for obvious reasons this argument was not open to all controversialists, for it is apt to make the national church look like a spendthrift who must be 'interdicted' or forcibly confined to his house, lest he waste his patrimony and subject himself to the dominant will of some designing rogue. Unless, however, we have some such argument as this...

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Title:Roman Canon Law In The Church Of England; Six EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217793134

ISBN - 13:9780217793131

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