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Christian political theory and church politics in the mid-twelfth century; the ecclesiology of Gratian's Decretum.


Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972.
ISBN 0520018508, 9780520018501

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Subjects Canon law -- History.
Canon law.
Church history -- 12th century.
Church history.
Decretum (Gratian)
Decretum Gratiani.
Droit canonique -- Histoire.
Droit médiéval.
Ekklesiologie.
Église -- Histoire -- 12e siècle.
Frühscholastik.
Gratian (Theologe)
Gratian (Theologe). Decretum.
Gratian, active 12th century. Decretum.
Gratien, 12e s. Decretum.
Kerkrecht.
Law, Medieval.
Politische Theorie.
Series Publications of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies ; 5.
Description xi, 300 pages 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-292).
Contents I. Introduction -- II. Gratian and church politics -- Reforming the reform Papacy -- The policy positions of the two parties -- Gratian and the reform party -- III. The church as a juridical community -- The foundation of the church -- Membership in the church according to Gratian's contemporaries -- Membership in the church according to Gratian -- IV. Human authority and the hierarchy of law -- Gratian's argument in the in the Tractatus de Legibus -- V. Human authority and the divine law -- The theory of obedience -- The sacrament of penitence -- VI. Human authority and its own law: the theory of legislative power -- The Tractatus de Legibus -- Causa -- The historical importance of the theory of legislative power -- VII. Sacerdotal power and the hierarchy of the church -- The problem of sacerdotal power -- Sacerdotal power according to the schools of Laon, Saint Victor, and Peter Abelard -- Sacerdotal power according to Gratian -- The Ordo Episcopalis and the position of the pope -- VIII. The source of legitimate authority in the church -- The election: choice of God or the community? -- The ordination: the priest's reception of power and authority -- The theory of the electorate: its historical and constitutional importance -- IX. The division of governmental responsibilities between Regnum and Sacerdotium: the ecclesiastical community and other communities -- The division of judicial and legislative power -- The use of force by the church -- X. Conclusions -- The decretum in the twelfth century -- The place of the decretum in medieval political theory -- Appendix I: The date of the decretum -- Appendix II: Saint Bernard and the law.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)238403
(OCoLC)ocm00238403
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Chodorow, Stanley.
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