Valstybės ir bažnyčios konstitucinių santykių probleminiai aspektai
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The dissertation focuses on certain groups of problem questions of the constitutional relations. The first group consists of analysis of questions arising from the theoretic understanding of the constitutional relations of the state and the church. The constitutional law of the church is described as a complex institute of the Lithuanian constitutional law. The second group consists of the analysis of questions concerning historic aspects of the constitutional relations of the state and the church in Lithuania from a comparative angle, facilitating evaluation of the relevant problems of regulation of these relations. The third group of problematic questions is related with the institutional context of the considered relations – the concept of secular state and its purposes, its jurisdictional basis and church registry and awarded recognition, at the same time, with the concept of the church itself and issues of its legal status. The forth group of problematic questions includes the issues on fundamental human rights and sovereignty of the nation. Freedom of religion is the basis for the relations of the state and the church, and the sovereignty of the nation is the constituent element of the relations of the state and the church. The results of the research have confirmed the raised hypothesis, claiming that the Constitution of Lithuania entrenches the cooperative model of the relations of the state and the church, based on non- laicite interpretation of state secularity.