Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2010

248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195372977

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Canon Law

A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal Theory

John J. Coughlin, O.F.M.

  • Provides an overview of canon law and in-depth analysis of certain contemporary issues
  • Canon law is the "home system" and Anglo-American legal theory functions as the comparative law counter example
  • Aids in understanding what went wrong in the clergy sex abuse crisis and its consequences and provides a context for its consideration as a very small part of the wider societal problem
  • Describes antinomianism and legalism in light of historical examples and contemporary manifestations
  • -Aids in understanding the concept of the rule of law from a comparative legal perspective