Excommunication and the Catholic Church and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$7.19
  • List Price: $7.99
  • Save: $0.80 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Excommunication and the Catholic Church Paperback – September 1, 2006


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.19
$4.85 $5.21

Frequently Bought Together

Excommunication and the Catholic Church + Surprised by Canon Law: More Questions Catholics Ask About Canon Law
Price for both: $18.88

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Ascension Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932645454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932645453
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Edward N. Peters, J.D., J.C.D. received his civil law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and his doctoral degree in canon law from the Catholic University of America. A frequent guest on Catholic media apostolates, Dr. Peters articles and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of Catholic and secular publications.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
2
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patricia M. Dugan on February 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book tackles an ominous topic in a simple way. Excommunication is not brain surgery but it's not an instant, no-reprieve death sentence to the soul either. Although it is not often used, it is very much a stable part of Canon Law. It didn't just crop up in the current Code of Canon Law of 1983. It was in the previous Code of 1917 and before even that Code. Bishop Thomas Paprocki's Foreword sets a realistic and spiritual tone for this study of excommunication. The question and answer format brings this topic closer to the grasp of an understanding in today's world. The answers on the history of excommunication and the actual process of it are especially good basic starters for the subject. I cannot think of a possible question Dr. Peters missed. When he answers, he does so in a way that anyone can understand.

The Glossary is especially helpful for people without canonical experience. The Index of Canons from the Code to specific questions in the book is helpful to canonists and non-canonists alike.

One thing missing from the book is a list of current excommunicants, those of our day and age. Hardly appropriate for this book format, it is a part of Dr. Peters vast and informative web site at canonlaw.info and that is a very interesting read too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MCD on September 28, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent Q & A style book for a topic that by its nature is laden with misunderstandings.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. A. on August 13, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this to finally figure out the deal with excommunication. This Q&A format is perfect. It answered all of my questions. Worth the read!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mary on September 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book seems to be a vehicle for the author to advocate excommunicating politicians who do not oppose abortion. New Commenatary on the Code of Canon Law by Beal, Coriden and Green looks imposing by it's size but is not so difficult to use and is a much clearer and un-politicized explanation on excommunication in the Roman Catholic Church.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Peter P. Fuchs on April 30, 2012
Format: Paperback
It is amazing what some people spend their lives doing. Something that could be described thus here: "Many associate excommunication with the medieval Church, with the Inquisition and witch-hunts, and think it has no place in our more enlightened, tolerant times. Yet this ecclesiastical discipline is as relevant today as it was five hundred or a thousand years ago, an unfortunate last resort in combating the rebellion the Church faces in every age from some of her members." Wow it is so relevant that it sounds like a fine hot-stone massage. It seems by this telling that this "medicinal" application of censure is just the most enlightened thing that could be imagined! The author, no doubt reflecting whatever latest iteration of this notion that is fashionable with the Roman Curia, does avoid one simple conundrum. Excommunication may always had this "medicinal" aspect in Roman Canon Law, but that also meant for most of its history that you might become quite dead, by being killed. I guess in Ed Peters' la-la land being dead historically is the same as medicinal. What a a bizarre logic. I can promise you that those reading this book in the future will see it as the most sad self-delusion, and a strange way to spend a life in study and apologetics.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?