Ecclesiastical Law

Ecclesiastical Law

by Mark Hill
     
 

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Ecclesiastical Law has established itself as the leading authority on the laws of the Church of England. Offering a uniquely detailed and scholarly exposition of the law, it has become an essential reference for anyone with a professional interest in ecclesiastical and canon law.

The third edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of considerable

Overview

Ecclesiastical Law has established itself as the leading authority on the laws of the Church of England. Offering a uniquely detailed and scholarly exposition of the law, it has become an essential reference for anyone with a professional interest in ecclesiastical and canon law.

The third edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of considerable changes in the substantive law, specifically: the establishment of a completely new statutory tribunal for clergy discipline; a major review of the employment status of clergy; a series of cases in the House of Lords exploring the limits of the right of religious liberty under the Human Rights Act 1998; litigation and legislation concerning whether the Church of England is a 'public authority'; and a growing number of common law decisions in consistory courts and the Court of Arches.

Ecclesiastical Law offers insightful commentary, thoughtful analysis, and a wealth of materials to the lawyer and student alike. Appendices include: The Canons of the Church of England; Statutes and Measures; Statutory Instruments; Church Representation Rules; and cases.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book can be recommended without reservation as a standard and reliable text on the ecclesiastical law of the Church of England, essential to practitioners, academics and students. All the chapters are consistently good, Hill's well-known mastery of case law makes the chapter on faculty jurisdiction especially compelling to read Hill's Ecclesiastical Law has moved rapidly from being a pioneering work on a neglected subject to becoming a standard textbook ... the author is ideally suited to the task of expounding the ecclesiastical law of the Church of England."
—Studia Canonica

"For anyone wanting to know the law of the Church of England, Mark Hill's book is an invaluable resource. It is both succinct and clear, sources are indicated and the "materials" at the end illustrate the manner in which the law is applied and precedent established"
—Newsletter of The Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland

"The commentaries are not only detailed and scholarly; they also make stimulating reading "
—The Expository Times

"Extremely readable narrative of the Law of the Church of England. For anyone wanting to know the law of the Church of England, Mark Hill's book is an invaluable resource. both succinct and clear"
— Rachel Harrington, SND

"An extremely impressive work ... This is a fine reference work, clearly the authoritative work on its subject, written in a very readable fashion."
—Church Review

"Ecclesiastical Law ... has become the obvious book to consult, for its admirable selection of material and its clear, if occasionally provocative, commentary. It is a pleasure to welcome a second edition, re-ordered and refurbished but in ways which enhance rather than detract from the original design. ... attractive and easy to use ... All credit to Mark Hill and OUP for producing this splendid and wholly modern account of a living branch of English law."
—Ecclesiastical Law Journal

"Ecclesiastical law may indeed be complicated and obscure, but armed with this book practitioners need have no fears of it."
—Philip Petchey

"Takes its place fittingly and with an assured future in the long and distinguished line of legal literature relating to what might be broadly termed English canon law.
"—Robert Ombres

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199217120
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.90(d)

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