The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500

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This newest volume in the History of Medieval Canon Law series surveys the history of Byzantine and Eastern canon law. Beginning in the Patristic Age, Susan Wessel outlines the evolution of ecclesiastical law before the Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.). She covers the earliest documents and councils in the Christian tradition, and concludes that the councils replaced other sources of authority as bishops moved to a more democratic model of church organisation. Heinz Ohme then offers a detailed analysis of the Greek councils and ...

The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500 2012, The Catholic University of America Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780813216799

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