Diritto canonico/Diritto comparato delle religioni

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in Law - Como
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
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Como - Sant'Abbondio
First Semester
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Lesson (50 hours)

The course requires a good knowledge of constitutional law (system of sources in particular), the history of law and the philosophy of law. Particularly suitable for those who are interested in the social repercussions, also in political, historical, philosophical and sociological terms of legal systems and their relationships. In any case, due to the specific nature of the course itself, all the notions essential for its effective attendance will be provided. The course is particularly recommended for students of Ecclesiastical Law and Human Rights as optional exam with reduced program if they have already passed the class of Ecclesiastical law.

Oral test

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide future legal practitioners with a thorough knowledge, on the one hand, of the legal order of the Catholic Church (canon law); on the other, of the other main religious legal systems. The aim is, on the one hand, to know the development of the law of the main European religious juridical tradition, also fundamental for the knowledge of secular law; on the other hand, to understand the role of religious rights within the legal pluralism typical of contemporary globalized societies.
This objective will be achieved both through the knowledge of the main characteristic features of these legal traditions (knowledge and understanding) and through the analysis of the concrete application of some religious juridical institutes within the social dynamics (applying knowledge). This knowledge will allow the acquisition of a reflective ability aimed at the critical analysis of the situations examined (making judgments). Finally, thanks to the oral modality of the final exam, the student will learn both the communication of the main elements of the cases examined (communication) and the need for a personal reworking of the information received (learning skills).
The course joins those of Ecclesiastical law, of Religions and rights and of Human rights, constituting an important element for the training of the contemporary jurist.

In the academic year. 2021-2022 the course will address, inter alia, the following topics:
- The origins of religious laws (Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu) and their differences in relations to state law;
- The sources of religious laws in their historical transformations;
- Some legal aspects about:
- The status of religious belonging
- The marriage
- The rules of life
- The interreligious dialogue

Special readings in English and Italian

In the academic years 21-22 the course will in presence. Monographic webinars in English will also be organized with the participation of Italian and foreign speakers.
The course aims to encourage the active participation of students through an inductive method which, starting from concrete examples and linked to the local context (with the involvement of the religious communities of Como), allows the student to read current events through the filters of an adequate and reflective scientific knowledge of social issues.

The teacher receives by appointment (to be asked by e-mail alessandro.ferrari@uninsubria.it) on the Teams Platform