Fall Semester

1186. Church-State Relations in the early Byzantine period

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.

Textbooks
1. Nikos Maghioros, Constantine the great and the Donatist dispute. Contribution to the study of relations between Church - State during the Constantinian period,  ed. Vanias, Thessaloniki 2001. (in Greek)
2. Ioannis Karayannopoulos, The Byzantine Empire, ed. Vanias, Thessaloniki 2001. (in Greek)
Study texts in English, Italian and French languages are available for the students.

Class hours: 3-  ECTS: 3

 

1187. Sources and Institutions of Canonical and Ecclesiastical Law

A chronological and systematical presentation of the sources of Eastern Canon and Ecclesiastical Law. Study of the genesis and evolution of these sources and institutions in the framework of the imperial legislation and institutions. This course is an introduction to the core course 801 Canon and Ecclesiastical Law.

Textbooks
1. Nikos Maghioros, Constantine the Great and the Donatist dispute. Contribution to the study of the relations between Church - State during the constantinian period,  ed. Vanias, Thessaloniki 2001. (in Greek)
2. Spyridon Troianos, Sources of Byzantine Law, ed. Sakkoulas, Athens - Thessaloniki 1999. (in Greek)

Study texts in English, Italian and French languages are available for the students.

Class hours: 3-  ECTS: 3

Spring Semester

802. Canon and Ecclesiastical Law

The course deals with: a) the organization and administration of the Orthodox Oriental Church in general and the Church of Greece in particular, b) the Church and State relations in Greece, c) Religious freedom issues d) the organization and administration of ecclesiastical justice and e) the communication among the members of the Church with the heterodox and faiths.

 Study texts in English, Italian and French languages are available for the students.

Class hours: 4-  ECTS: 5

1215. The Law of Heterodox Churches

Comparative presentation of the organization and administration of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Church. The position of the clergy and laity, the sacraments, the ecclesiastical property, the ecclesiastical courts under the new Code of the Catholic Church and the latest version of the Canons of the Church of England. Particular reference is made to the Catholic and Anglican teaching on the relations between Church and State.

Textbooks
Nikos Maghioros, The Property Law of the Roman Catholic Church, ed. Vanias, Thessaloniki 2007. (in Greek)
2. J. Le Goff, The Culture of Medieval West, ed. Vanias, Thessaloniki 2006. (in Greek)
Study texts in English, Italian and French languages are available for the students.

Class hours: 3-  ECTS: 3

1679. The Law of Mount Athos

The course examines the administrative organization of Mount Athos in the light of art. 105 of the Greek Constitution, the Charter of M. Athos  and the particular legislation. The peninsula of  Athos enjoyed for centuries a special privileged status, which gives autonomy to the monasteries and the local administrative bodies. The course also analyzes the specific property  law of the monasteries as well as the special treatment accorded by the European Union.

Textbooks
1. Constantinos Papageorgiou, Institutions of the Law of Mount Athos, Trikala 2009. (in Greek)
2. Spyridon Troianos - Georg. Poulis, Ecclesiastical Law, ed. Sakkoulas, Athens-Komotini 2003. (in Greek)
Study texts in English, Italian and French languages are available for the students.

Class hours: 3-  ECTS: 3

 

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