Reformatio, Legum Ecclesiasticarum

Reformatio, Legum Ecclesiasticarum a code of Church law, first projected by Cranmer at the comtnencement of his primacy, and accomplished, after various impediments (1551), by a sub- committee of bishops, divines, canonists, and secular doctors of the law. It was ready to be submitted to king Edward, but his sudden decease prevented the royal confirmation, and so the project came to an end. The work, consequently, is not, and never was, of any authority; but it is a valuable record, as throwing a clear light on the views of the Reformers. It not only reveals their plans with respect to canonical jurisprudence, but their opinions on Christian doctrine.

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