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Unpublished Paper
CANONOLOGY:REDEFINING CANON LAW FROM AN EASTERN PERSPECTIVE
(2007)
  • William J Chriss
Abstract

This article seeks to characterize the dominant schools of thought among the contemporary canon law scholars of the Eastern Church, and to argue for a new nomenclature in study and commentary upon church canons or laws based upon a synthetic understanding of these various Eastern approaches. This nomenclature is designed to convey the notion of an interdisciplinary method of canonical analysis similar to and based upon the various methods already used by Orthodox canonists and theologians. This method includes: a textual study of the canons themselves, a review of interpretations of them, a survey of the historical context in which the canons were promulgated, and an analysis of the historical context within which they were collected and interpreted. We denominate this method “Canonology.”

Keywords
  • Canon law,
  • Eastern Orthodoxy
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
William J Chriss. "CANONOLOGY:REDEFINING CANON LAW FROM AN EASTERN PERSPECTIVE" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_chriss/4/