The Anglican Canons, 1529-1947

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This volume is a major new scholarly edition of some of the most important sources in the history of the Anglican Church. It includes all the canons produced by the Church of England, from the opening of the Reformation parliament in 1529 to 1947. Most of the material comes from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, among which the canons of 1529, 1603 and 1640, and Cardinal Pole's legatine constitutions of 1556, are of particular importance. But the volume also includes the first scholarly editions of ...
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Overview

This volume is a major new scholarly edition of some of the most important sources in the history of the Anglican Church. It includes all the canons produced by the Church of England, from the opening of the Reformation parliament in 1529 to 1947. Most of the material comes from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, among which the canons of 1529, 1603 and 1640, and Cardinal Pole's legatine constitutions of 1556, are of particular importance. But the volume also includes the first scholarly editions of the deposited canons of 1874 and 1879 and the proposed canons of 1947. In addition, it includes both the Irish canons of 1634 and the Scottish canons of 1636. The canons are accompanied by a substantial number of supplementary texts and appendixes, illustrating their sources and development; Latin texts are accompanied by parallel English translations, and the editor provides a full scholarly apparatus, which is particularly valuable for its identification of the sources of the various canons. The texts are preceded by an extended introduction, which provides not only an up-to-date analysis of the framing and significance of each set of canons, but also critical discussions of the origins and development of canon law and the system of ecclesiastical courts. It is an essential work of reference for anyone interested in the history of the Church of England since the Reformation, or in Anglican canon law. GERALD BRAYis Anglican Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University.
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A formidable volume - the first critical edition of post-Reformation Anglican canon law to appear since 1842... A substantial introduction combines conceptual clarity with immense detail... Altogether, this is a book of remarkable scholarship and weight, and, for historians of canon law, it must be an indispensable volume. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEWA work of great historical interest to the Church of England... will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable asset. ECCLESIASTICAL LAW JOURNALOffers theologians, historians and legal experts the most comprehensive and expertly annotated single volume available on English canon law from the genesis of the English Reformation to the reign of George VI. ANGLICAN AND EPISCOPAL HISTORY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851155579
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/2/1998
  • Series: Church of England Record Society, #6
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Notes to the reader
Introduction: canon law and the Anglican church
Texts with commentary 1
1 The canons of the convocation of 1529 2
2 The legatine constitutions of cardinal Pole, 1556 68
3 The advertisements for due order, 1566 163
4 The canons of 1571 172
5 The canons of 1575 (1576) 211
6 The canons of 1584 (1585) 216
7 The canons of 1597 (1598) 232
8 The canons of 1603 (1604) 258
9 The canons of 1606 454
10 The Irish canons of 1634 (1635) 485
11 The Scottish canons of 1636 532
12 The canons of 1640 553
13 The deposited canons of 1874 and 1879 579
14 The proposed canons of 1947 619
Supplementary texts 709
1 The articles on doctrine, 1555 710
2 A paper for the convocation of 1563 724
3 General notes of matters to be moved by the clergy, 1563 727
4 Articles for government, 1563 740
5 The assertions of Ralph Lever, touching the canon law, 1563 762
6 Articles from the lower house of convocation, 1580 766
7 Archbishop Whitgift's articles, 1583 770
8 The parliamentary petition of 1584 with the archbishops' answers 773
9 Archbishop Whitgift's statutes for the ecclesiastical courts, 1587 782
10 Additional articles concerning the ecclesiastical laws, 1591 812
11 Archbishop Whitgift's orders of 1593 814
12 The millenary petition, 1603 817
13 The reforms agreed at the Hampton Court conference, 1604 820
14 The five articles of Perth, 1618 823
15 Proposals for the reform of the canons of 1603, 1640 825
16 Constitutions and orders for the Church of Scotland, 1670 827
17 The injunctions of William III, 1695 830
18 The supplementary Irish canons of 1711 833
19 The draft canons of 1714 836
20 The Irish canons of 1871 838
Appendixes 857
App. 1 Chapter headings of the legatine constitutions of Otho (1237) and Othobon (1268) 859
App. 2 Chapter headings of William Lyndwood's Provinciale (1433) with sources 862
App. 3 Chapter headings of the Reformatio legum ecclesiasticarum (Reformation of the ecclesiastical laws), 1552 (1570) 887
App. 4 A table of kindred and affinity, 1563 890
App. 5 The canons of 1603 (1604) and the Irish canons of 1634 and 1871 892
App. 6 The canons of 1603 (1604), the deposited canons of 1874, the proposed canons of 1947 and the revised canons of 1964-9 897
App. 7 The revised canons of 1964-9, the proposed canons of 1947, the deposited canons of 1874 and the canons of 1603 (1604) 901
App. 8 The principal ecclesiastical courts 906
App. 9 The deans of the arches since 1487 911
App. 10 The chancellors of York diocese since 1540 914
Indexes of references 917
1 Index of references: To Holy Scripture 919
2 Index of references: To canons of ecumenical councils 925
3 Index of references: To the Corpus iuris canonici 929
4 Index of references: To the legatine constitutions of Otho and Othobon 937
5 Index of references: To William Lyndwood's Provinciale 939
6 Index of references: To other English canons 942
7 Index of references: To other canons 947
8 Index of references: To the Reformatio legum ecclesiasticarum 952
9 Index of references: To statutes of the realm and ecclesiastical measures 953
10 Index of references: To the royal injunctions 961
11 Index of references: To the thirty-nine articles of religion 964
Thematic indexes 965
1 Thematic Index: To the canons 966
2 Thematic Indexes: To the supplementary texts 979
Bibliography 983
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