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Subject: CANONICAL LAW (A.A. 2021/2022)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 2
CFU 6
Teaching units Unit Diritto canonico
Constitutional Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Basic compulsory subjects SSD: IUS/11 CFU: 6
Teachers: Vincenzo PACILLO
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Aula virtuale su Microsoft Teams (immatricolati: 2020)

Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Teachers

Vincenzo PACILLO

Overview

The course aims to provide a critical overview of the history of ecclesiastical institutions and of the secularism between Middle Ages and contemporary times. Topics and issues will be present according to teaching and expositive methods able to raise the student critical spirits, a sense of historical continuity, awareness of theological, philosophical, social and cultural legal phenomena foundations in an ecclesiastical and secular sphere.
Part of the course will be dedicated to the comparison between canon law and other religious rights.

Admission requirements

None

Course contents

0. Religious rights.
1. Sources and formation of canon law
1.1. From ancient law to the Decretum Gratiani.
1.2. The formation of the Corpus Juris Canonici
2. The canon law between the 19th and 20th centuries
Rudolph Sohm and his thesis on the antinomy between law and church; Joseph Klein and the negation of every ecclesial juridical element; Karl Barth; Johannes Heckel, Erik Wolff and Hans Dombois. Grace as the foundation of canon law (Sohngen); Eschatology as a constitutive element of canon law (Rahner); Canon law as a function of the concept of Church (Barion); The Ius Publicum Ecclesiasticum (IPE); The lesson of Klaus Morsdorf and the Munchener Schule
2. The sources of the juridical structure of the Church as communio; The main elements of the conciliar notion of Church.
3. The Code of Canon Law (CIC) of 1983; The code for the Eastern Catholic Churches (CCEO) of 1990.
4. The way towards a new definition of canonical law. The working hypothesis launched by Eugenio Corecco in Pamplona
in 1976.
5. The government of the Church
6. The fundamental rights of the faithful
7. Marriage.

Teaching methods

Learning activities include: - presentations of theoretical contents by the professor - working groups on the contents introduced - Processing of products This way of working is oriented both to the deepening of the theoretical content and to the development of skills and cross-applications.The course is offered in the Second Semester either on line or on campus depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 situation. In any case, in the Academic Year 2020-2021, lessons will be available also on line.

Assessment methods

A written test on the material provided in class, with open answers to questions; - An oral exam on the material provided in class. The examination performance is evaluated on the following criteria: 1. the correct definition of the theoretical concept required by each application, 2. developing an example concerning the aforesaid concept. There will be a mid-term written exam on the first unit of the learning program. Students who will have a positive outcome in this trial, will face the oral exam on the remaining material. For not attenders: there is an interview on the books requested . The examination performance is evaluated on the following criteria: 1. the correct definition of the theoretical concept required by each application, 2. developing an example concerning the aforesaid concept. Exams will take place either on campus or on line depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 situation

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
The course provides a critical understanding of the basics of canon law, and of the others religious rights, seeking to provide the critical tools to evaluate the characteristics of these legal systems.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The course provides the ability to analyze the reasons of the theological choices that underpin the process of production of canon law and religious rights, and critically understand the importance of this legal heritage in contemporary reality.
Making judgments
The course aims to stimulate the ability to assess and critically analyze the fundamental values of canon law and religious rights and their impact on the secular law in force.
Communication skills
The course aims to stimulate the ability to express their knowledge in a clear, conscious, comprehensive, critical and compelling, demonstrating an adequate understanding of the subjects
The course aims to stimulate the ability to consciously use the legal terminology acquired.
Learning ability
The course aims to investigation the evolution of the main religious institutions in order to further enrich the legal skills acquired, and apply these skills to other teachings of the course of study, as well as in any courses, masters, doctorates research after graduation.

Readings

Programma valido da maggio 2022:

1) G. FELICIANI, Le basi del diritto canonico, Il Mulino, 2002, pp. 152, EAN: 978-88-15-08885-7
cui si aggiunga
2A) A. MORETTI, Eugenio Corecco. La grazia di una vita, Cantagalli, 2020, limitatamente alle pp. 23 - 42; 95-107; 158 - 196; 223-245; 333-347; 359 - 399.
Oppure in alternativa
2B) P. ERDŐ, Storia delle fonti del diritto canonico, Marcianum Press, Venezia, 2008.

Programma valido fino a febbraio 2022

1A) E. CORECCO, L. GEROSA, Il Diritto della Chiesa, Jaca Book, 1995, escluse le pagine 131 - 179;
OPPURE IN ALTERNATIVA
1B) C. FANTAPPIE', Il diritto canonico nella società postmoderna. Lezioni Universitarie, Giappichelli, 2020, escluse le pagine 19 - 60; 317-350; 385 - 400.
A uno dei due testi proposti si aggiunga lo studio di
2) P. ERDŐ, Storia delle fonti del diritto canonico, Marcianum Press, Venezia, 2008.
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TESTI ADOTTATI DALL'APPELLO DI MAGGIO 2021

1A) E. CORECCO, L. GEROSA, Il Diritto della Chiesa, Jaca Book, 1995, escluse le pagine 131 - 179;
OPPURE IN ALTERNATIVA
1B) C. FANTAPPIE', Il diritto canonico nella società postmoderna. Lezioni Universitarie, Giappichelli, 2020, escluse le pagine 19 - 60; 317-350; 385 - 400.
A uno dei due testi proposti si aggiunga lo studio di
2) P. ERDŐ, Storia delle fonti del diritto canonico, Marcianum Press, Venezia, 2008.

Programma valido fino a febbraio 2021
1) E. CORECCO, L. GEROSA, Il Diritto della Chiesa, Jaca Book, 1995, escluse le pagine 105 - 123; 131 - 179; OPPURE, IN ALTERNATIVA G. CAPUTO, Introduzione allo studio del Diritto canonico moderno, I, Lo jus publicum ecclesiasticum, Padova, Cedam, 1987.
cui si aggiunga
A) M. JASONNI, Agonismo costituzionale, agonia della politica e altri saggi, Il Ponte Editore, Firenze, 2017.
Oppure in alternativa
B) P. ERDŐ, Storia delle fonti del diritto canonico, Marcianum Press, Venezia, 2008.