Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to make students able to properly assess the technicallegal
and cultural profiles of relationship between religious/cultural
systems and state law, in both public law, and private law.
In order to take the examination of ecclesiastical law must have passed
the examinations of Institutions of Private Law, Principles of Roman Law
and Constitutional Law.
Course contents summary
The course covers issues relating to the relationship between law and
religion. It will be dealt with the basics of religious rights and issues
related to the religious dimension in the different legal traditions of the
world. The attention will be paid mainly to the influence of matrix
Buddhist, Confucian, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. The themes are
manifold and involve theoretical, historical, cultural, anthropological,
semiotic profiles and positive law. Particular attention will be given to the
pragmatic and positive projections of intercultural secularism/laicité and
the related implications on religion / law relationship.
M. RICCA, Pantheon. Agenda della laicità interculturale, edizioni Wind
Towers, Palermo, 2012, pp. 9-462, except pp. 203-246, pp. 421-463.
M. RICCA, Culture interdette. Modernità, migrazioni, diritto interculturale,
(forthcoming), pp. 1-310.
As recommended reading, we suggest consulting the following, only the
P. GLENN, Tradizioni giuridiche del mondo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011,
limited to the following page: from p. 293 to p. 371; from p. 455 to p.
Assessment methods and criteria
When it will be possible, practitioners and scholars of interfaith and
intercultural issues will be invited to participate in the course.