John Coughlin on Canon Law

Oxford University Press has just released the second of two recent books by canon law scholar (and former St. John’s faculty member) Fr. John Coughlin.  The first book, published last year, was an introduction to canon law titled Canon Law: A Comparative Study With Anglo-American Legal TheoryThe second, just released, is titled Law, Person, and Community: Philosophical, Theological, and Comparative Perspectives on Canon LawIn this book, Fr. Coughlin uses a comparative view of canon law — in particular, differing conceptions of the human person reflected in both canon law and secular legal theory — to explore the basic jurisprudential question “What is law?”  More about both books is available on the CLR Forum here and here.  Congratulations, John.

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