Kanonistische Abteilung

As the youngest section, the Kanonistische Abteilung is on a par with the others. It follows the history of the church from the beginning, together with its various branches, the Protestant church laws to contemporary legal issues concerning the relationship between the church and state with a particular focus on countries experiencing political upheaval. The extensive traditional material from the church archives illustrates particularly clearly that legal history can never be understood without reference to the specific political and social environment.