Excommunication and the Catholic Church [NOOK Book]

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Excommunication. To our modern ears, the very word evokes something dark and foreboding, something out-of-place in contemporary society. Many associate excommunication with the medieval Church, with the Inquisition and witch-hunts, and think it has no place in our more enlightened, tolerant times. Yet this ecclesiastical discipline is as relevant today as it was five hundred or a thousand years ago, an unfortunate last resort in combating the rebellion the Church faces in every age from some of her members. In ...
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Overview

Excommunication. To our modern ears, the very word evokes something dark and foreboding, something out-of-place in contemporary society. Many associate excommunication with the medieval Church, with the Inquisition and witch-hunts, and think it has no place in our more enlightened, tolerant times. Yet this ecclesiastical discipline is as relevant today as it was five hundred or a thousand years ago, an unfortunate last resort in combating the rebellion the Church faces in every age from some of her members. In this intriguing book, canon and civil lawyer Edward N. Peters offers a compelling presentation of excommunication based on the current Code of Canon Law, answering some of the most commonly-asked questions about this most serious canonical penalty.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012541307
  • Publisher: Ascension Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 78
  • Sales rank: 861,645
  • File size: 46 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Edward N. Peters received his civil law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and his doctoral degree in canon law from The Catholic University of America. He has held a number of canonical administrative posts, including that of diocesan vice-chancellor and chancellor, director of canonical affairs, defender of the bond, and collegial judge in diocesan and appellate tribunals. He is the author of several scholarly and popular books on canon law, and his articles and reviews have appeared in over 50 publications. He maintains a prominent website devoted to canon law, www.canonlaw.info. Dr. Peters currently holds the Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and is a consultant to several ecclesiastical institutions and persons.
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