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the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church

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Canon 1399 adds that a violation of canonical law warrants a just penalty "only when the special gravity of the violation demands punishment and there is an urgent need to prevent or repair scandals."
Not least remembered for his achievements as expanding the states' borders and putting together the 'kanuns' or 'Canonical Law' which formed the basis of the first constitution in the Ottoman State.
Corbett's concern in this study is with the tension between the hierarchical institution of the Church, its obsession with 'the minutiae of canonical law', and 'the religion of the populace', which attempted in many of its manifestations, including the mystery plays, to 'escape the strictures of official church control, procedures or leadership and was a joyous, orthodox, alternative spirituality' (p.
At times we have hidden behind the canonical law process in an attempt to live outside the law of the land.
In the case of paragraphs 1 and 3, they suggest ensuring " that the special recognition given to Eastern Orthodoxy does not lead to the discrimination of other religions for practical purposes." At the same time, they recommend either deleting the provision for the ex lege recognition of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, or ensuring that her leadership is legitimate according to Orthodox canonical law. (37)
Although this view conflicted sharply with the traditional understanding of the monastic vow, it duly reflected the prevalence of Scripture over the Canonical Law according to Luther's writings.