Course: Development of the Ecclesiastical Law and Relationship of Christians and Secular Power

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Course title Development of the Ecclesiastical Law and Relationship of Christians and Secular Power
Course code KHI/XPVCP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Němec Damián, doc. lic. dr
Course content
Presentation of the evolution of Church - State relations and of the evolution of church law. Forms of Church - State relations: Caesaropapism, christian dualism, Papocaesarism, State jurisdictionalism, State established religion, separation, cooperation. Evolution of State ecclesiastical law in the Czech countries. Introduction to the concordat law, position of Church subjects in diplomatic relations. Evolution of canon law: ius antiquum, ius novum, ius novissimum, ius codificatum. Juridical systems of greates christian Churches in the Czech republic (Catholic Church, Evangelical Church of Czech Brethen, Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Orthodox Church).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
Presentation of the evolution of Church - State relations and of the evolution of church law. Forms of Church - State relations: Caesaropapism, christian dualism, Papocaesarism, State jurisdictionalism, State established religion, separation, cooperation. Evolution of State ecclesiastical law in the Czech countries. Introduction to the concordat law, position of Church subjects in diplomatic relations. Evolution of canon law: ius antiquum, ius novum, ius novissimum, ius codificatum. Juridical systems of greates christian Churches in the Czech republic (Catholic Church, Evangelical Church of Czech Brethen, Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Orthodox Church).
Overview about the evolution of canon law and of its codification. Evolution of Church - State relations in the Czech countries (including concrete legislation). Situation of non-Catholic Churches.
Prerequisites
Interest of students in the given topics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Oral colloquium in the aim to demonstrate the orientation in the presented issues.
Recommended literature
  • TRETERA, Jiří Rajmund. (1997). Konfesní právo a Církevní právo. Praha.
  • Tretera, Jiří Rajmund. (2002). Stát a církve v České republice. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts History (2015) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Summer