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Pan-textual Commentaries on the 1983 Code


Overview

 

Serious canonical research entails awareness of the opinions of the major commentators on the canon(s) in question.

 

Most pan-textual commentaries on the 1983 Code follow a common ratio: canon-by-canon presentation of (usually) every canon (sometimes providing the Latin text, sometimes not), followed by private commentary (usually prepared by members of a single canonical society or faculty) at greater or lesser length. Each entry is specifically identifiable by author, though not always easily. When citing modern pan-textual commentaries, identify the specific author of that passage by name.

 

The following works rank among the most important pantextual commentaries on Johanno-Pauline law. They are set out here first according to language and then generally in reverse chronological order. Some works have undergone more than one edition already and some are translations from other languages.

 


English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Marzoa, et al., eds., Exegetical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, in 5 vols. bound as 8, (Wilson & Lafleur, 2004), based on the Comentario Exegético al Código de Derecho Canónico (University of Navarra, 1996/2002), [herein, Exeg. Comm.]. Review: E. Peters, The Jurist 67 (2007) 541-542.

 

Exegetical Commentary

 

E. Caparros, et al., eds., Code of Canon Law Annotated, 2nd ed. (Wilson & Lafleur, 2004) 2066 pp., adapted from the 6th Spanish language edition of Código de derecho canónico, edicion bilingüe y anotada (University of Navarra), [herein, Code Annot.]. Reviews: J. Huels, Studia Canonica 39 (2005) 384-385, E. Peters, Homiletic & Pastoral Review (December 2005) 73-75, and R. McDermott, The Jurist 67 (2007) 268-270.

 

E. Caparros, et al., eds., Code of Canon Law Annotated, adapted from the 5th Spanish language edition of Código de derecho canónico, edicion bilingüe y anotada (University of Navarra), (Wilson & Lafleur, 1993) 1631 pp. Reviews: T. Green and G. Zavala, The Jurist 53 (1993) 440-442 (on the Spanish original and the English version); R. Cunningham, Studia Canonica 28 (1994) 521-522.

 

Code Annotated

Revised Edition

 

 

 

G. Sheehy, et al., eds., Canon Law: Letter and Spirit (Liturgical Press, 1995) 1060 pp., [herein, GB&I Comm.]. Reviews: R. Cunningham, The Jurist 56 (1996) 930-938, and L. Robitaille, Studia Canonica 30 (1996) 566-568.

 

GB&I Comm

 

 

CLSA (1985)

 

J. Coriden, et al., eds., The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary (Paulist Press, 1985) 1152 pp., [herein, CLSA Comm.]

 

J. Beal, et al., eds., New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law (Paulist Press, 2000) 1952 pp., [herein, CLSA New Comm.]

 

CLSA (2000)

 


Spanish

 

 

L. de Echeverria, ed., Código de Derecho Canónico: Edición bilingüe comentada [1983], rev. ed., (Biblioteca de Autores Christianos, 1985) 949 pp. Reviews: G. Zavala, The Jurist 45 (1985) 671-672, and G. Zavala, The Jurist 53 (1993) 440-441 (on the fifth edition).

 

P. Lombardia, et al., eds., Código de Derecho Canónico: Edición Anotada (EUNSA, 1983) 1149 pp. Review: G. Zavala, The Jurist 45 (1985) 671-672.

 

A. Benlloch Poveda, rev. ed., Código de Derecho Canónico Edición bilingüe, fuentes y commentarios de todos los cánones [1993], (Edicep, 1994) 822 pp. Review: J. Proctor, The Jurist 54 (1994) 404-405.

 

A. Benlloch Poveda, ed., Código de Derecho Canónico Edición bilingüe, fuentes y commentarios de todos los cánones (Edicep, 1994) = pp.

 


French

 

 

Dominique Le Tourneau, Manuel de Droit Canonique (Wilson & Lafleur, 2010) 605 pp. Reviews: A. Asselin, The Jurist 72 (2012) 300-301; J. Renken, Studia Canonica 46 (2012) 264-265.

 

E. Caparros, et al., eds., Code de Droit Canonique, adapted from the 5th Spanish language edition of Código de derecho canónico, edicion bilingüe y anotada (University of Navarra), (Wilson & Lafleur, 1999) 1889 pp. Review: Y.-M. Mélançon, Studia Canonica 34 (2000) 566-567.

 

E. Caparros, et al., eds., Code de Droit Canonique, adapted from the 4th Spanish language edition of Código de derecho canónico, edicion bilingüe y anotada (University of Navarra), (Wilson & Lafleur, 1990) 1500 pp. Review: B. Burns, The Jurist 51 (1991) 508-509.

 

Roger Paralieu, Guide Pratique du Code de Droit Canonique: Notes Pastorales (Tardy, 1985) 460 pp.

 


Italian

 

A. Perlasca, et al., eds., Codice di Diritto Canonico Commentato [2001], 3rd ed. (Ancora, 2009) 1801 pp.

 

L. Chiappetta, ed., Il Codice di Diritto Canonico: Commentario giuridico-pastorale [1986] in 3 vols., 3rd ed., (Dehoniane, 2011).

 

Francesco D’Ostilio, Prontuario del Codice di Diritto Canonico (Urbaniana, 2011) 501 pp.

 

P. Pinto, ed., Commento al Codice di Diritto Canonico (Urbaniana, 1985) 1162 pp.

 

Chiappetta

 


German

 

 

K. Lüdicke, ed., Münsterischer Kommentar zum Codex Iuris Canonici (Ludgerus-Verlag, annually updated) approx. 8400 pp.

W. Aymans & K. Mörsdorf, Kanonisches Recht. Lehrbuch aufgrund des Codex Iuris Canonici in 4 vols., (Schöningh, 1991-2013).

 

Sabine Demel, Handbuch Kirchenrecht: Grundbegriff für Studium und Praxis (Herder, 2010) 688 pp.

 

J. Listl & H. Schmitz, eds., Handbuch des katholischen Kirchenrechts, 2nd ed. (Pustet, 1999) 1459 pp.

 


Other resources

D. Cenlamor & J. Miras, Diritto della Chiesa: corso di diritto canonico (Universitá della Santa Croce, 2005), 528 pp. Review: E. Peters, Studia Canonica 40 (2006) 540-542.

 

D. Cenlamor & J. Miras, El Derecho de la Iglesia: curso basico de derecho canonico (Universidad de Navarra, 2005), 573 pages. Review: E. Peters, Studia Canonica 40 (2006) 540-542.