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Title: The Relationship between Theology and Canon Law
Subtitle: Insights from Örsy and Lonergan
Author(s): DADOSKY, John
Journal: Studia Canonica
Volume: 57    Issue: 1   Date: 2023   
Pages: 245-261
DOI: 10.2143/STC.57.1.3291971

Abstract :
The renowned canon lawyer, Ladislas Örsy, deeply examines the relationship between theology and canon law. He particularly finds the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan helpful in clarifying the relationship between the two disciplines. In addition, Örsy examines the functions of canon law from the perspective of Lonergan’s eight functional tasks of theological method. Örsy claims that theology is primarily concerned with knowledge and canon law with decision/action. Each discipline is distinct but also complementary of the other. This paper reviews the relationship between the two disciplines according Örsy’s insights and offers some comments from a Lonerganian and theological point of view.

Le célèbre juriste canonique, Ladislas Örsy, examine en profondeur la relation entre la théologie et le droit canonique. Il trouve particulièrement utile la philosophie de Bernard Lonergan pour clarifier la relation entre les deux disciplines. En outre, Örsy examine les fonctions du droit canonique dans la perspective des huit tâches fonctionnelles de la méthode théologique de Lonergan. Örsy affirme que la théologie est principalement concernée par la connaissance et le droit canonique par la décision/action. Chaque discipline est distincte mais aussi complémentaire de l’autre. Cet article examine la relation entre les deux disciplines selon les idées d’Örsy et offre quelques commentaires d’un point de vue lonerganien et théologique.

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