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Excommunication and the Catholic Church Paperback – September 1, 2006

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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Ascension Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932645454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932645453
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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By MCD on September 28, 2010
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Excellent Q & A style book for a topic that by its nature is laden with misunderstandings.
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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!
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Excellent resource! Factual, historical and to the point.
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