Comparative Law of Religions

Course Information
TitleΣυγκριτικό δίκαιο θρησκευμάτων / Comparative Law of Religions
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID600015663

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaEE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasEE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīYE-EMVATHYNSĪS2110

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
an advanced and critical comprehension of the mechanisms by which religious faith may influence and inform the ethics, outlook, and behaviour of individuals and communities, specialised knowledge of the ways in which specific religions and religious institutions are structured and regulated, an advanced and critical comprehension of the interaction between the Orthodox Tradition, other Christian denominations, religions and societies, both historically and in the contemporary world an advanced ability to understand and evaluate new and developing forms of religious belief and practice with ecumenical spirit and reconciliation,
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
Comparative study of issues relevant to the organization and management of the main Christian confessions or major religions. They are analyzed for example the central and regional organization of religious communities, the position of the clergy and the laity, the mysteries, the church property, relations with the State.
Canon law, Ecclesiastical law, Religion
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
Reading Assigment140
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30
Written assigments39
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and is auxiliary to the final assessment, which usually is based on a written essay.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Norman Doe, Christian Law, Contemporary Principles, Oxford 2013
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