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  • Record Number: 22468
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Donahue , Charles, Jr
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  • Title: Johannes Faventinus on Marriage (with an Appendix Revisiting the Question of the Dating of Alexander III's Marriage Decretals) [Two ideas of marriage coexisted in the 12th century. The canonist Gratian favored consummation as the decisive element in matrimony. Peter Lombard, a theologian, emphasized consent. The canonist Johannes Faventinus, whose teachings may have helped mold the influential decrees of Pope Alexander III, accepted Peter Lombard's distinction of a promise to wed and words of consent in the present tense. Consummation was equated in Faventinus' opinion with consent in the present tense. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Medieval Church Law and the Origins of the Western Legal Tradition: A Tribute to Kenneth Pennington.  Edited by Wolfgang P. Müller and Mary E. Sommar.  Catholic University of America Press, 2006.  Pages 179 - 197.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alexander III, Pope Betrothal Canon Law Consent Gratian, Canonist- Decretum Johannes Faventinus, Canonist Marriage Peter Lombard, Theologian
  • Geographic Area: France;Italy
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813214629
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