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Orthodox Canon Law: A Casebook for Study: Second Edition

Author(s):   Patrick Viscuso
Publisher:   Holy Cross Orthodox Press (2011)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   When the average Orthodox hears the words “canon law,” among the things that may come to mind are a dusty code or a set of severe regulations resulting in excommunication for the slightest infraction. Far from it, Fr. Viscuso conveys the point that canon law, as the tradition of the canons, is an incarnational reality. The canons are pastoral standards manifesting God’s saving truth, rather than a set of harsh authoritarian rules. The author uses a unique approach with case studies to elicit answers from the readers, while including an answer key at the end of work to provide an extremely enlightening and lively commentary. This book will initiate dialogue and will be an exciting resource for all interested in the life of the Church. -Rev. Dr. Joseph Allen

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About the Author

The Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso is Professor of Canon Law at the Antiochian House of Studies, a past president of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America, and a specialist in Byzantine and Oriental canonical legislation. HIs other works include books dealing with canon law, Byzantine history, and reform within the Orthodox Church. His most recent articles focus on the relationship of marriage to ordination, purity issues, divorce, and women’s superstitions in Byzantium. He is a member of the Orthodox delegation to the North American Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation.