Extraordinarily valuable as a basic orientation to this complex field. Coriden, one of the general editors of the new commentary, gives a background to, overview of, and context for the detailed rules of church order and discipline in the Roman Catholic Church. Incorporates all recent changes. 256 pages, softcover. Paulist.
Canon law is the name given to the rules that govern church order and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. This valuable book, which has been updated to reflect changes and adaptations in canon law and new resources in the field, offers an introductory orientation of all of canon law. A superb teaching and learning tool, it provides outlines and overviews of relatively complex areas of canon law, sketches the basic structure and design of the various offices and functions within the church and how they relate to each other, and gives an orientation to the more important areas of canon law, as well as a background and context within which more detailed rules can be understood. Two appendices offer guidance for doing canonical research and case studies for further discussion.