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Religious Interpretation

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how religious texts are interpreted. It begins by briefly exploring two related topics that are also relevant for ordinary law: Firstly, what counts as authoritative or ... More


The Church and the State

Stuart Anderson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the governance of the Church in the 19th century, particularly the role of the secular organs of the state. Topics discussed include the Church and its privileges, changes in ... More


The Legal Status of Clerics

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The extent to which the clergy should be exempt from secular law and jurisdiction was an important, and at times hotly disputed, question in relations between lay and ecclesiastical authorities in ... More


Lawbooks and Lawyers

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

By virtue of its content, the native law of medieval Wales can justly be called secular law. Yet it was also a law devised by and for members of a Christian society in which the Catholic Church was ... More


Conclusion

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

In exploring the relationship of medieval Welsh law to the Catholic Church, the present work has adopted two complementary approaches. It examined the impact of ecclesiastical criticism of Welsh law, ... More


The Sacred Dimension to Legal Processes

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

In establishing proof and creating legal obligations, secular laws during the medieval period often depended on God's judgement, whether immediately as in the ordeal or eventually as a sanction ... More


Ecclesiastical Sanctuary

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at an important aspect of the corporate status of churches, namely, their right to extend protection to persons fleeing from their enemies or seeking immunity from legal processes. ... More


Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Huw Pryce

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This book studies the relationship between native secular law and the church in medieval Wales. The interaction was close, despite Archbishop Pecham's condemnation of native law as the work of the ... More


Ecclesiastical Criticism of Welsh Law

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

Ecclesiastical participation in the production of legal texts and the administration of legal processes implies that cyfraith Hywel enjoyed a substantial measure of acceptance amongst some, perhaps ... More


The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Norman Doe

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book describes in detail the ways in which the life of the Church of England is affected by law. It deals with a great many topics including canonical jurisprudence, ecclesiastical government, ... More


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