Legal aspects of Church-State relations in New Zealand

Noel Cox

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Even though the church law of the Anglican Church in New Zealand is based upon the consensus of the members of the Church, the laws of the State also have an important part to play. In particular, not only is the Church, as a juridical body, subject to the law of the land, it has also relied upon the State for the enactment of certain laws. This has been necessitated by the evolution of the Church in New Zealand, and is also a legacy of the pre-colonial Church of England. This is also affected by the lack of an indigenous method or style of approach in the exposition of ecclesiastical law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-33
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Anglican Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


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