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Principiile fundamentale ale dreptului canonic ortodox. O abordare analitică
Fundamental Principles of the Orthodox Canon Law. An Analitical Approach

Author(s): Cosmin Santi
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Canon Law / Church Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: fundamental principles; canon law; legislation; Church; canons;
Summary/Abstract: Principles represent general rules, basic ideas, having the role to ground and prepare the legal framework for the development of a complex process or the synthesis of a social and juridical experience, assuring a balance and a relation between the rights and obligations of a person, of a society in its entirety. The principles of canon law represent statements applicable to all the canon systems or canon prescriptions. These are applicable to all the autocephalous Orthodox churches, so have a universal character, according to the canon tradition and conscience. The basis of canon law and implicitly of its principles is theology but also the juridical sciences. The fundamental canon principles are principles of organization and administration of the Church, being ordained from the beginning in the light of the Savior Christ, as ontological basis and ground, along with the moral dogmas and values. The fundamental canon principles of the Church are found especially in her universal Constitution, consisting in the collection of the Holy Canons, in the long-lived and constant practice of the church life, become custom of canon law.

  • Page Range: 129-143
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Romanian