Overview of Church law and Church lawyers legislating about wome

Overview of Church law and Church lawyers legislating about women

With regard to early Church rules, known as ‘Canons’, see the overview of Church Councils and Local Synods.

See also the synopsis of how Church Law has treated women.

Date of publication Name/author description
1140 AD Decretum Gratiani earliest Church law book
1148 Paucapalea canon lawyer/theologian
1148 Rolandus Bandinelli canon lawyer/theologian
1159 Rufinus canon lawyer/theologian
1181 Sicardus of Cremona canon lawyer/theologian
1188 Hugucchio canon lawyer/theologian
1215 Johannes Teutonicus canon lawyer/theologian
1253 Henricus de Sergusio canon lawyer/theologian
1300 Guido de Baysio canon lawyer/theologian
1338 Joannes Andreae canon lawyer/theologian
1408 Antonius de Butrio canon lawyer/theologian
1234 - 1916 Codex Iuris Canonici
from a standard commentary
canons regarding women
1917 - 1983 New Code of Church Law canons regarding women
1983 Latest Code of Church Law canons regarding women
1995 Canon Law Society of America report of an ad hoc committee

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