Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -220) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction and definition of terms 2. The development of dispensation and economy in the early church 3. The development of dispensation in the West 4. Economy in the East since 1054 5. Dispensation in the contemporary Roman Catholic Church 6. Legal flexibility in English law 7. Dispensation in the Church of England 8. Testing flexibility : the ritual controversy in the nineteenth-century Church of England 9. Testing flexibility : the proposed revision of the Book of common prayer 1927-8 10. Testing flexibility : the use of economy in Anglican-Orthodox relations 11. Ecumenism and economy : legal flexibility and inter-church relations 12. Dispensation, economy and legal theory 13. Conclusion.