Canon Law: special questions

ltheo2272  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Canon Law: special questions
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h
Q1

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Language
French
Main themes
2016-2017
In order to achieve these ends,
- some major institutions of the catholic Church will be studied starting from Book II of the last Codex Iuri Canonici (1986)
- the students will be introduced in the language and the methodology of Canon law.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 read and interpret canonical dispositions
 
2 individuate the theological foundations of the Church's institutions
 
3 understand the relevance of a juridical reflection for the Church's practices.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
Deliberation in the Church: Canonical, Legal and Comparative Approaches
At a time when the governance of churches raises many questions, the course proposes to study the different forms and status of deliberation in the Church. Councils, synods, local councils, colleges, chapters: the ecclesial realities are ancient and numerous.
In a first approach, after recalling its theological and canonical status, the course will study the canonical provisions characterizing different forms of ecclesial participation and deliberation that include the laity.
At the same time, the course will put these canonical aspects in dialogue with the requirements linked to the regime of Church and State law (particularly in European and Belgian law). The objective is to question a properly theological and canonical re-reading of the issues linked to this state framework, including in the classical forms of "bilateral negociation" (eg concordatarian systems) and new forms of "inter-religious" deliberations and "participatory democracy".
 
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Each part of the course is introduced in a classical way. After that, the course is organized by interactions with the students through a selection of readings and personal research.

COVID: Face-to-face will be encouraged wherever 
 
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The evaluation will be based on a paper of about fifteen pages to be written by each student and analysing an institution to be discussed according to an integrated approach such as proposed in the course.
The same terms and conditions apply for the September session.
Other information
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Online resources
See the moodle website of the course
 
Bibliography
  • BAUBEROT, FAMEREE, GREENACRE, GUEIT, Démocratie dans les Eglises, Lumen Vitae, 1999
  • BORRAS, A. (ed.), Délibérer en Eglise, Bruxelles, Lessius, 2010.
  • BORRAS, A. et THEOBALD, Ch., Communion ecclesiale et synodalité, Cahiers de la Nouvelle Revue Théologique, 2018, 195 p.
  • CHRISTIANS, L-L., "Culture de la communauté, individualisme, appartenance et modernité : De l’autonomie à la vulnérabilité.Les défis de l’intersubjectivité dans la régulation juridique européenne de la religion". In: L'Année Canonique, 2012 (2014) Vol. 54, p. 63-81.
  • CHRISTIANS, L-L., "Les métamorphoses du concept de droit commun à la croisée d'enjeux juridiques et théologiques. In: Revue théologique de Louvain, Vol. 34, no. 3, p. 306-342 (2003).
  • MILTOS, A., Collégialité et synodalité - Vers une compréhension commune entre catholiques et orthodoxes, Unam Sanctam, Cerf, 2019.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [120] in Theology