A Controversy Concerning Male Impotence

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Gregorian Biblical BookShop, Jan 1, 1988 - Medical - 327 pages
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In neither the Code of 1917 nor that of 1983 is a definition of the word impotentia to be found. Canon 1068, of the 1917 Code states quite simply. Impotentia antecedens et perpetua, sive ex parte viri sive ex parte mulieris, sive alteri cognita sive non, sive absoluta sive relative, matrimonium ipso naturae iure dirimit. The text of canon 1084, of the 1983 Code is quite similar, through there are some significat differences: Impotentia antecedens et perpetua, sive ex parte viri sive ex parte mulieris, sive alteri cognita sive non, sive absoluta sive relative, matrimonium ipso naturae iure dirimit. The text of canon 1084, 1 of the 1983 Code is quite similar, through there are some significant differences: Impotentia coeundi antecedens et perpetua, sive ex parte viri sive ex parte mulieris, sive absoluta natura sive relative, matrimonium ex ipsia eius dirimit. In spite of the absence of a definition, it is clear that what is spoken of in both Codes is the incapacita to perform the act of sexual intercorse. However even with that there are certain questions which need to be answered. In what does the act of sexual intercourse consist? What are its essential elements? What exactly does incapacity for such an act involve? Down through the centuries, to help answers these questions, the authorities of the Church have made various interventions in this area, and have explained whether or not, in certain concrete circumstances, the impediment of impotence is present.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
matters in need of further investigation
24
Conclusion
47
THE DECREE OF THE SACRED CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE
119
THE STATE OF THE QUESTION AFTER THE DECREE
174
THE NATURE OF COPULA CONIUGALIS
185
TOWARDS THE ACCEPTANCE OF A SATISFACTORY THEORY
198
CONFIRMATION OF THE SATISFACTORY THEORY
214
119
246
AN ANALYSIS OF THE DECREE As A LAW
251
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THE JURIDICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO DOCUMENTS
286
CONCLUSION
295
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INDEX OF PROPERNAMES
323

THE CONCEPT OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF IMPOTENCE
223
THE JURIDICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BRIEF CUM FRE
229

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