Formation & Enforcement of Canon Law in Late Antiquity w. Dr David d’Avray

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Emeritus Professor Dr David d’Avray, University College London, joins the show to discuss the formation, and enforcement, of Canon law in the Late Antiquity period.

Some topics explored

  • Council of Nicaea (AD 325)
  • Acts of the apostles in the New Testament
  • Jewish laws
  • First papal canon law
  • Pope Siricius
  • Pope Innocent I
  • Bishop Himerius of Tarragona
  • Why the Christian orbit of power was in Rome
  • Examples of Canon laws
  • If Canon law could be changed by the Bishop of Rome (the Pope) of the time
  • The fall of the Western Roman Emperor
  • Emperor Constantine I, his splitting of the Roman Empire, and his convoking of the Council of Nicaea
  • The dynamic and relationship between different dioceses such as Cartage and Alexandria with Rome
  • Canon law in the eastern church (Constantinople)
  • The East-West Schism and when Dr d’Avray believes the schism occurred
  • Canon laws in different church types
  • The dynamics of enforcement of Canon law
  • How the process of Canon law worked including the process of correspondence between the Roman church and a separate diocese

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