Canon Law : Introduction A

lreli1293  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Canon Law : Introduction A
2.00 credits
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2022-2023 !

After a historical and conceptual introduction, the course presents the main areas of contemporary canon law: what are the issues at stake and the concrete practices, in general, based on the structure of the 1983 Code, and in particular on the notion of the fundamental rights of the faithful. The ecclesiological relevance of canon law is examined in order to grasp the scope of the debates relating to the "theology of canon law".
Introduction History of Canon Law: From Practice to Science The variety of canonical norms The Practice of Canon Law and the 1983 Code of Canon Law
Presentation of the codification process Analysis of code structures Institution and fundamental rights The major doctrinal issues The major practical issues.
Temporal and personal scope natural law Self-definition and oecumenism Conclusions: Theologies of Canon Law: Between Law, Pastoral Care and Theology Theological Uncertainties and Ecclesiological Conflicts
Teaching methods
COVID: Face-to-face will be encouraged wherever possible.
Hybrid modalities for online teaching are possible.
The course is grouped on two Saturdays in February.
Evaluation methods
Open book written exam. A list of questions is made available to students at the end of the course. The exam consists of a theoretical question and a practical casus.
The same modalities are applied for the September session.
Online resources
see the moodle website of the course
1. Un portefeuille d'articles constitue le support principal : cfr le moodle du cours.
2. Un manuel de référence : L. GEROSA, Le droit de l'Église. Manuel de théologie catholique, Luxembourg, Saint-Paul, Paris, Le Cerf, 1998 3. Les étudiants devront disposer d'une version papier ou électronique du code de droit canonique
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in religious studies