Comparative Law of Religions

Course Information
TitleΣυγκριτικό Δίκαιο Θρησκευμάτων (Χριστιανισμός – Ισλάμ) / Comparative Law of Religions
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID600012732

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course845

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
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
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: - analyse of the ways in which religions and religious institutions are structured and organized. - explicate and evaluate traditional and evolving forms of religious beliefs and practices - use with facility the ways of interaction between religions and societies both in history and in the modern world - redefine of the role of religion in the public sphere as it is shaped by state law, human rights theory, and European cultural values.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces students to the law the two religious communities, both Christian and Muslim, regulate their internal organization and administration,and determine their relationship with the state, so that similarities and differences emerge. Particular reference will be made to the individual right of religious freedom and the protection of human rights in the national and international legal framework. In this context, issues will be addressed, including the theological background of the law of religions, its sources, the origin and development of the basic institutions of administration and organization of religious communities, the relationship of administration with the faithful, family and criminal issues as well as relations with the state and the international community. .
Law, Religion, State, Human Rights
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
Use PowerPoint during lectures and emails to communicate with students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment652.6
Written assigments180.7
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 results of exams. Examinations are written, oral, written assignments, or a combinations of these forms.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κωνσταντίνος Παπαγεωργίου, Εκκλησιαστικό Δίκαιο, εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκη, Αθήνα- Κομοτηνή 2013. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 33074652.
Additional bibliography for study
Ιερός νόμος του Ισλάμ και μουσουλμάνοι έλληνες πολίτες μεταξύ κοινοτισμού και φιλελευθερισμού, 2006, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα Α.Ε.
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