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DECRETALS. eccles. law. The decretals are canonical epistles, written by the pope alone, or by the pope and cardinals, at the instance or suit of some one or more persons, for the ordering and determining some matter in. controversy, and have the authority of a law in themselves.
     2. The decretals were published in three volumes. The first volume was collected by Raymundus Barcinius, chaplain to Gregory IX., about the year 1231, and published by him to be read in schools, and used in the ecclesiastical courts. The second volume is the work of Boniface VIII compiled about the year 1298, with additions to and alterations of the ordinances of his predecessors. The third volume is called the Clementines, because made by Clement V., and was published by him in the council of Vienna, about the year 1308. To these may be added the Extravagantes of John XXII. and other bishops of Rome, which, relatively to the others, are called Novelle Constitutiones. Ridley's View, &c. 99, 100,; 1 Fournel, Hist. des Avocats, 194-5.
     3. The false decretals were forged. in the names of the early bishops of Rome, and first appeared about A. D. 845-850. The author of them is not known. They are mentioned in a letter written in the name of the council of Quiercy, by Charles the Bald, to the bishops and lords. of France. See Van Espen Fleury, Droit de Canon, by Andre.

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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.
The idea that canon law had equal authority to Scripture or tradition would cause chaos in the latter part of the Middle Ages as people began to realize that many of the canons stemming from councils, synods, decretals, and papal bulls are irreconcilably contradictory.
He wrote a treatise De Exceptione before the Decretals of Gregory IX.
Cholij, Clerical Celibacy, 28-29, cites similar reasoning in a requirement of Pope Alexander III preserved in the Decretals of Gregory IX, which disallowed a married man from entering a monastery unless his wife also took monastic vows.
From the ninth century he chose Nomokanon in Fourteen Titles in the East and the Pseudo-Isidorian Decretals in the West: witnesses of existing unity and diverging tendencies.
The lines were clearly drawn with Scripture holding sway above all for Luther while other voices -- the fathers along with the canons and decretals -- played but an auxiliary and subordinate role.
But in the papal decretals and canons you will not find even a syllable about the Word.
For this reason, Ambrose says, and his words are embodied in the Decretals (Dist.
Exceptionally clear and helpful, this volume will be welcome to those who have no German or, even more, to those who have no time to plow through the massive literature on the emergence of decretals, the early history of the papal archives, the reception of early decretals in later collections down to Gratian, and the massive collection known as Pseudo-Isidore.
Those emblems are classical, but they also symbolize the spiritual "weight" of the Bible that triumphantly outweighs the heaped pile of decrees, decretals, rosaries, images, and wealth of the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Church of Rome.
A list of forbidden marriages ascribed to Pope Gregory II and ineluded in the ninth-century Pseudo-Isidorian Decretals includes injunctions against marrying presbyterae, deaconesses, and nuns.
Using as her sample Anselm's editorial treatment of the pseudo-Isidorian Decretals and texts from the Collection in 74 Titles, especially in books 1-3 of Anselm's collection, Cushing presents a convincing case overall for viewing Anselm not as passive compiler and inert conduit, but as an interventive, even polemical editor of at least some of his canonical sources.