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Canon Law in the Anglican Communion: A Worldwide Perspective

Norman Doe


There is no recognized corpus of binding law globally applicable to all churches in the Anglican Communion. Ostensibly, each church is autonomous, free to make rules to facilitate and to order its internal life. This book, which is global in scope, makes available a comparative study of the constitutions, canons, and other forms of law of churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The book's analysis draws out the similarities and differences between them and, from the coincidence of actual laws and from global ecclesiastical conventions enunciated by the Lambeth Conference, it elucidates t ... More

Keywords: Anglican Communion, constitutions, canons, Lambeth Conference, inter-church relations, ecumenism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267829
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Doe, author
University of Wales