Examining the Rules of Consensus from the Canonical Perspective

  • Alexander Rentel St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York

Abstract

 The rules of consensus posed problems for the Holy and Great Council both prior to the council and during. This paper explores some of these reasons and examines the canonical witness for a clearer understanding of consensus within the canonical tradition. The paper concludes with a call for greater conciliar activity in order to foster a more robust culture of consensus within the Orthodox Church.


Keywords:  canon law, consensus, eucharistic ecclesiology

Author Biography

Alexander Rentel, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York

Very Rev. Assistant Professor

Published
2017-06-27
How to Cite
RENTEL, Alexander. Examining the Rules of Consensus from the Canonical Perspective. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 1, p. 17-27, june 2017. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/81>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2017.1.02.