After completing the lectures student will be able to:
- distinguish the ways in which specific religions and religious institutions are structured and regulated.
- realize and evaluate traditional and developing forms of religious belief and practice.
- evaluate the interactions between religions and societies, both historically and in the contemporary world.
- be able for abstract and analytical thinking, and synthesis of ideas
- read texts critically and accurately with a view to their original meaning, and their historical and contemporary application
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course investigates the relations between Church and Empire in the Early Byzantine period through the evaluation of new the social, political and ecclesiastical conditions in the beginning of the 4th c. AD. Particularly offers a systematic overview of the successive stages of the formulation of the Church and State relations during the period before the first Ecumenical Council. Furthermore it examines the new imperial religious policy and the initialization of the transformation process of the pagan Roman State into a Christian.
Additional bibliography for study
1) Παύλος Μενεβίσογλου, Το Σύνταγμα Ράλλη και Ποτλή και άλλαι εκδόσεις ιερών κανόνων κατα τον 19ον και 20ον αιώνα. Εκδόσεις Επέκτασις, Κατερίνη 2014 (Β' έκδοση).
2) Ιωάννης Κονιδάρης, Εγχειρίδιο εκκλησιαστικού δικαίου, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα Α.Ε., Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη 2011 (Β' έκδοση) Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 184831.