© 1998-2006 Dieter Kraus.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(Vereinigtes Königreich von Grossbritannien und Nordirland)
Cardiff Law School - Centre for
Law and Religion (established in 1998):
Director: Professor Norman
Doe LLM, MTh (Wales), Ph.D. (Cantab), Barrister, Senior Lecturer at
Cardiff Law School, Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester; see
for the CLR's Research Fellows and Associate Members,
homepage Dr Augur Pearce, lecturer
in law and solicitor,
LL.M. in Canon Law:
"This Masters degree programme is designed for those qualified in law
or theology and for practitioners of church law. The course is for two
years part time, and is taught over eight residential weekends over the
The course examines systems of law created by churches to regulate
themselves and by the state to regulate the churches. It concentrates on
Anglican and Roman Catholic canon law, but other systems are also studied.
The focus is not only on legal rules and concepts but also on canon law
from theological, historical and philosophical perspectives.
The course is examined by means of assessed essays and a dissertation.
The course covers: the foundations of canon law, historical development,
constitutional church government, the rights and duties of ecclesiastical
persons, law, doctrine and worship, the sacraments and church services,
church property, and the relation of church to state law."
(text taken from the CLR's website)
The Church in Wales - Yr Eglwys