ECCLESIASTICAL LAW

Course Information
TitleECCLESIASTICAL LAW / ECCLESIASTICAL LAW
CodeΕΡ018
FacultyLaw
SchoolLaw
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Papageorgiou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001263

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600127087
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΓΕΕ24 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
  • ΕΡ018 ECCLESIASTICAL LAW
  • ΕΡ075 ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
Learning Outcomes
Understanding the system of relations between church and state in Greece and in the members states of the European Union. Legal aspects of the individual right to religious freedom as envisaged enshrined in Greece and in the European Union. Organization, legal personality and administration of religions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The scientific object of Ecclesiastical Law: religious freedom – religious human rights (individual - collective dimension) – constitutional and legal relations between State and Church. Sources of Ecclesiastical Law of the Orthodox Church and of minority faiths. Interpretative methods of Ecclesiastical Law. Restrictions on religious human rights. Historical and modern systems of State and Church relations in Europe. Temporal relationships of State and Religions in Greece. The five orthodox ecclesiastical territories in Greece (Autocephalous Church of Greece, Dioceses of Northern Greece, Church of Crete, Patriarchal Dioceses of the Dodecanese, Mount Athos). Acquisition and loss of membership of the Orthodox Church. Discrimination of members of the Orthodox Church (clergy, laity, monks). Particular legal treatment of clerics and monks. Religious communities and minorities. The law of religious minorities with legal personality under private law.
Keywords
church and state relations, religious freedom
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Seminars
Reading Assigment
Project
Written assigments
Total
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
G. Robbers, State and Church in the European Union, Baden-Baden 2005.
Last Update
13-06-2013