After the successful teaching of the 13 teaching units of the course:
- Students seek to understand the importance of religious freedom and human rights in building a pluralistic society that does not, however, invalidate its cultural identity.
- They will be able to compare the above two terms with each other.
Finally, to be able to understand the application of these concepts both in modern society in general, and in the life and practice of the Church in particular.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The elective course offers the specialized knowledge related to the characteristics of late Modernity and Secularization. Concepts such as Rationalism, legalism, bureaucracy, individualism, and religious indifference are studied as contemporary challenges in Christendom. In addition, human rights in relation to religious freedom as well as legalization and anti-community behavior are examined.
The 13 teaching units are distributed as follows:
1. Structures and content of late modernity.
2. Religious freedom and late modernity.
3. Secularism and late modernity.
4. Human rights and religious traditions.
5. Human rights and Christianity.
6. Human Rights and Postmodernism.
7. Human rights and late modernity.
8. The Holy and Great Synod of Crete and human rights.
9. Ruling Religion and Human Rights in Europe.
10. Late modernity and systems of Church-State relations.
11. Multiculturalism and late modernity.
12. Multiculturalism, Globalization and Human Rights.
13. Justification, political correctness and cultural identity.