Comparative Law as a tool for Religious Studies across selected themes: Sacred Punishment, Clergy, Public / Private, Personal Status, Women, Marriage, Justice, Governance, Apostasy, Death, State, Ecumenism, etc.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The student will be able to measure the stakes of a comparison of religious Laws as a vehicle for understanding the diversity of religious traditions and as a contribution to interreligious dialogue.
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¿.
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”.
The course consists of two parts. The first presents and analyzes the relevance of the concept of 'law' within the great religious traditions, and provides an operational method for a comparative approach relevant from a normative point of view. The focus is aimed at the religious understanding about some kinds of "pressure by threat of sanctions" that will allow a heuristic critic locating in each tradition its own normative discourse.
The course will then be devoted to a comparative work on various institutions (to be chosen by the students : ex. Sacred Punishment, Clergy, Public / Private, People, Women, Marriage, Justice, Governance, Apostasy, Death, State Ecumenism). One or two guests will be invited to contribute to a comparative work within their own tradition.
Collectif, Les principes des droits des religions, Revue de droit canonique, Strasbourg, tome 57/2, , 2009, 240 pp.
FERRARI S. (dir.) Introduzione al diritto comparato delle religioni. Ebraismo, islam e induismo, Bologna, Il Mulino, Collana "Itinerari", 2008, pp. 232
FERRARI, S., Lo spirito dei diritti religiosi. Ebraismo, cristianesimo e islamo a confronto, Bologne, Mulino, 2002, 300 pp.
HUXLEY, A. Religion, Law And Tradition (Comparative Studies In Religious Law), Routledge/Curzon, 2002, 240 pp.
NEUSNER, J., SONN, T., Comparing religions through Law, Judaism and Islam, Londres, Routledge, 1999, 264 pp.
Dans les revues, la revue italienne Daimon est spécifiquement consacrée au droit comparé des religions, sous forme d'annuaire thématique. De même, plusieurs numéros thématiques de la Revue de droit canonique sont dédiés à des approches comparatives (La liberté de conscience dans le champ de la religion, t. 52/1 ; Le secret dans les religions, t. 52/2 ; etc.).