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Kowal, Wojciech

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Works: 8 works in 22 publications in 3 languages and 131 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Wojciech Kowal
Understanding canon 17 of the 1983 code of canon law in light of contemporary hermeneutics by Wojciech Kowal( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special marriage cases and procedures : ratified and non-consummated marriage, Pauline privilege, favour of the faith, separation of spouses, validation, presumed death by Wojciech Kowal( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding ecclesiastical laws : canon 17 in light of contemporary hermeneutics by Wojciech Kowal( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XV-wieczne normy kanoniczne odnoszące się do małżeństw poligamicznych : historia i teraźniejszość by Wojciech Kowal( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ludowość jest trendy : inspiracje folklorem by Kot Przybora( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding ecclesiastical laws: Canon 17 in light of contemporary hermeneutics by Wojciech Kowal( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiastical law as an objectivation of the Church's understanding of its own spiritual and social life, puts itself into the great tradition of interpreting the expressions of human life which is hermeneutics. As the canonical tradition of interpretation of ecclesiastical laws brings to light the conflict between common sense and theory, hermeneutics stresses the dialogical nature of understanding, its dynamic character, its historical dimension as operating within and mediating with the different traditions, and its actuality expressed in application to the present. Some particular results of this research point to the traditional notion of the proper meaning of the words (propria verborum significatio) as demanding the consideration of a larger context which entails various disciplines of the Church's science. Similarly, the reflection on recourse to the mind of the legislator tends to disprove the voluntarist conception of the interpretation of the meaning of laws which equates the search for the will of the legislator with the ultimate goal of the interpretative activity in the canonical realm. The findings on the ground of the particular branches of hermeneutics entitle the A. to formulate an outline of a theory of understanding which incorporates some pertinent results of hermeneutical reflection, valid for the endeavor of interpretation of canon law. The analysis of the process of understanding permits one to maintain that the mutual interdependence and interactiveness of cognitional operations create a kind of hermeneutical circle. This allows the interpreter to discover the meaning of the whole by applying each particular insight to enrich, qualify, and correct the already achieved understanding of a legal text. Moreover, the analysis of the notion of a legal norm together with some ontological presuppositions lead to the concept of an evolutive interpretation. This evolutive character constitutes a particular feature of the endeavor to interpret the law
 
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Understanding canon 17 of the 1983 code of canon law in light of contemporary hermeneutics
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Kowal, Wojciech, 1960-

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