Canonist


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CANONIST. One well versed in canon or ecclesiastical law.

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John of Kent was trained as a canonist and likewise drew directly from the masters of canon law.
McGuckin notes (216n38), "The canonist Joseph the Egyptian rendered this into Arabic in his collection of canons in the form, 'If anyone turns a monastery into a private home for himself .
the canonist managed to unite previously scattered sources in marshaling his model and to argue, from the Roman law, for consent based on 'marital affection.
The Codex was a massive work of scholarship and confirmed in the minds of bishops and politicians Gibson's status as a leading canonist.
But even without quoting or, apparently, knowing the rest of Augustine's text, the late twelfth-century canonist Huguccio condemned Lucretia for having made a "conditional choice" to be raped (an argument from negative evidence, since she apparently does not choose to be killed and left with a dead, naked slave next to her, the alternative Tarquinius presents her).
A noncanonist such as myself finds valuable contributions to ecclesiological thinking in the wide-ranging and insightfully contextualized chapter by canonist John Beal.
During the question period one canonist reminded Archbishop Weisgerber that seminaries training young men to celebrate the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite were full, and that this Mass is celebrated in many dioceses throughout America.
Sixteenth-century canonist Robert Bellarmine added that if we want to know God, we should seek to know our own souls better.
One would scarcely know that Nicholas was a canonist, cardinal, and bishop from the articles in this collection.
Even the great canonist Gratian, often credited with a strong emphasis on consummation, only introduces it as a final perfection after expounding an essentially consensual view.
Austin's important study challenges traditional orthodoxies of the eleventh-century 'Gregorian reform movement' as privileging church over secular authority, since neither canonist 'looked to the Roman Church as definitively shaping orthodoxy' (p.
Of particular significance in this examination was the work of the twelfth-century canonist Rufinus, one of the first commentators on Gratian's Decretum, and the subject of an exemplary encyclopedic entry by Benson ("Rufin," in Dictionnaire de droit canonique, 7 vols.