to know the sources of Canon and Ecclesiastical law and the main collections
to understand the theological presuppositions of the interpretation of the orthodox canonical tradition
to be aware of the ways in which the Orthodox Church is structured and organized and particularly in Greece
to understand the different systems of relations between Church and State particularly in Greece
to approach the concept of religious freedom and equality according the Greek Constitution and European legislation
to be aware of the role of religion in the public space
to analyze the main causes of ecclesiastical or religious tensions
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main object of the course is the study of various aspects of the Orthodox tradition both historically and in the present. The sources of Canon and Ecclesiastical Law are examined chronologically and systematically as well as their development in relation to a concrete legal framework. It is analysed the relationship between Theology and Law and the nature of the Holy Canons. It is also presented the organizational and administrative structure of the Orthodox Church and especially of the Greek Church. Additionally are examined the basic legal relations of the Orthodox Church and the known religions, as thy are reflected in the current system of State-Church relations in Greece and the obligation of the protection of religious freedom according to the Greek and European law.
Orthodox Canon Law, Ecclesastical Law, Church and State Relations, Religious Freedom
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Κωνσταντίνος Παπαγεωργίου, Εκκλησιαστικό Δίκαιο, εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκη, Αθήνα- Κομοτηνή 2013.
Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 33074652.
2) Πρόδρομος Ακανθόπουλος, Κώδικας Ιερών Κανόνων και Εκκλησιαστικής Νομοθεσίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006.
Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 5002.
Additional bibliography for study
Χαράλαμπος Παπαστάθης, Εκκλησιαστικό Δίκαιο, εκδόσεις Σάκουλα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003.
Ιωάννης Κονιδάρης, Εγχειρίδιο εκκλησιαστικού δικαίου, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα Α.Ε., Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη 2011 (Β' έκδοση)
Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 184831.