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Professor Noel Cox

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Qualifications: MA (Lambeth) LLM MTheol PhD (Auckland) LTh (Lampeter) FRHistS

Occupation: Head of the Department of Law and Criminology and Professor of Law, Aberystwyth University

Interests: Church-State relations, Anglican ecclesiastical law, canon law



Church and State in the Post-Colonial Era: The Anglican Church and the Constitution in New Zealand (Auckland 2008)

The law of the church in the twenty-first century: Essays on law and religion (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)


, ‘The Legal Position of the Anglican Church in New Zealand - quasi-establishment and the consenual compact’ (Hilary/Easter 2012) 168 Law and Justice: The Christian Law Review 63-89

‘Religious tolerance, the news media and respect for the theist’ in Nick Spencer (ed), Religion and Law (Theos, London, 2012) 71-78


‘The Ordination of women and the unity of the church’ (Summer 2013) 127(2) Churchman 119-134

'Legal aspects of Church-State relations in New Zealand' (2010) 8(1) Journal of Anglican Studies 9-33

'The Anglican Church and its decision-making structures' [2008] New Zealand Law Journal 121-124

'The nature of ministerial authority in the Anglican Church in New Zealand' (2005) 119(2) Churchman 105-136

'The Symbiosis of Secular and Spiritual Influences upon the Judiciary of the Anglican Church in New Zealand' (2004) 9(1) Deakin Law Review 145-182

'Dispensation, Privileges, and the Conferment of Graduate Status: With Special Reference to Lambeth Degrees' (2002-2003) 18(1) Journal of Law and Religion 249-274

'The Influence of the Common Law and the Decline of the Ecclesiastical Courts of the Church of England' (2001-2002) 3(1) Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 1-45

'Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Church of the Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia' (2001) 6(2) Deakin Law Review 266-284

'Authority for the use of the Royal Arms in Churches' (2000) 5(27) Ecclesiastical Law Journal 408-416