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decretal

RC Church a papal edict on doctrine or church law
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The Decretals of Gregory IX became the first official publication of canon law as a whole and it remained the most important collection until the 1917 Code: id par 141-143, loc, 1081-1092, and Doyle and Rubino: Clergy Sexual Abuse Meets the Civil Law, Fordham Urban Law Journal (2003) Vol.
He was Papal Chaplain and Penitentiary, a famous compiler of the Decretals of Gregory IX, at whose command he began in 1230 to prepare this new collection as a substitute for the collections that were subsequent to the Decree of Gratian.
It would also be possible to criticize Textual Situations for its disproportionate attention to the marginalia of the 'Smithfield Decretals', as opposed to the decretals themselves; but then Taylor is frank about the limits of his own capacity to engage in the technical exercise of interpreting canon law; and he even manages to turn this frankness to account as an illustration of one of the themes recurrent in the book--that without more and better collaboration, individual modern scholars are simply too narrowly enclosed by disciplinary boundaries to be able to meet the challenges of reading medieval books as complete entities.
1148-1241) receiving, in 1234, the Decretals of Raymond da Penaforte (ca.
Bentley misunderstands Newman's controversial Tract 90 which involved less an attempt to reconcile the thirty-nine Articles with the patristic Church than with the modern Roman Catholic communion, even with the decretals of the Council of Trent.
(11) Tolomeo da Lucca, Prior of Santa Maria Novella, in fact cites the decretals, apparently from memory, that the pope is to the emperor as a master to a pupil, as a father to a son: "Ponuntur autem in dicta distinctione Decreti tres comparationes imperatoris ad papam, per quas haberi potest, summum pontificem imperatori preferri et esse superiorem.
Papacy, the only thing worth studying are the Decretals, which were
The document, which became the model of subsequent papal bulls on Jews and which was included in the Decretals of Gregory IX in 1234, spelled out the Church's ambivalence towards Jews.