English Canon Law

Essays in Honour of Bishop Eric Kemp, Bishop of Chichester

Editor(s): Norman Doe Mark Hill QC Robert Ombres

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law

  • May 2000 · 208pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708314784

About The Book

This collection of essays seeks to acknowledge the lifetime contribution of Eric Kemp to the study, teaching and reform of the ecclesiastical laws of England, and to re-evaluate the development and practice of canon law in the early Church, Middle Ages, Reformation period and beyond.


'... Canon law is often seen as a rather arcane business, but the contributors to this readable and beautifully-produced collection treat it as an aspect of the Church living in the real world ... This fine tribute would be of interest to a wider readership than that of canon-law specialists.' (Journal of Ecclesiastical History). `It is a useful introduction to the Anglican tradition for those of other traditions who are ignorant of it ... It is a fine Festschrift and the editors and contributors are to be congratulated on its production.' (Irish Theological Quarterly) ` ...an excellent and scholarly volume ... ' (Church Times) ` The range and quality of these writings confirm that there is taking place a real renaissance in the study of the law of the Church of England. In our opinion, this can and ought to interest Catholic canonists.' (Monitor Ecclesiasticus)

'...an impressive book...' (The Cambridge Law Journal)


Contents Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury Editorial Preface Bibliography of the Main Publications of Bishop Eric Kemp Robert Ombres Lanfranc, Anselm, and a New Consciousness of Canon Law in England Dr Gillian Evans, University of Cambridge. Lyndwood and the Canon Law: Ther Papal Plenitudo Potestatis and the College of Cardinals Monsignor Brian Ferme, Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome. The Canons of 1603: The Contemporary Understanding Professor Richard Helmholz, University of Chicago. The Strange Afterlife of the Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum Gerald Bray, Professor of Anglican Studies at the University of Samford, U.S.A. Ecclesiology, Ecumenism and Canon Law Fr. Robert Ombres, Blackfriars, Oxford. Bishops: Anglican and Catholic Rt Revd Christopher Hill, Bishop of Stafford, Consecration, lus Liturgicum and the Canons Judge Rupert Bursell, QC, Chancellor of the Dioceses of Durham and St. Albans. Church and State in a Changing World Revd Thomas Glyn Watkin, Direcor of the Centre for Contemporary Civil Law Studies and Senior Lectrurer at the Cardiff Law School Ecclesiastical Quasi-Legislation Dr Norman Doe, senior lecturer at Cardiff Law School and director of the LL.M in canon law. Judicial Review of Ecclesiastical Courts Mark Hill, Barrister. Religious Education and Worship in State Schools David Harte, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle. Establishment in its European Context Professor David McClean, Professor of Law in the University of Sheffield.

About the Editor(s)

Norman Doe

Norman Doe is Professor of Law at Cardiff University.

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Mark Hill QC

Professor Mark Hill QC is a practising barrister and visiting fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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Robert Ombres

Robert Ombres teaches in the theology faculty of Oxford University.

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