Assisting professor at the YSU Chair of Theory and History of State and Law, Candidate of Legal Sciences
One of the most influential figures of Armenian Church was Grigor Tatevatsi (1346-1409) who left abundant written heritage, which is valuable from the viewpoint of development of Armenian political and legal thought. Grigor Tatevatsi was against the disunity of the Armenian political power. He had been for the idea that the best way of ruling in the future Armenian Kingdom was centralized monarchy, which should have had consulting boards attached to the king ant the local rulers. He considered very important establishing of just laws and fulfillment of those laws in the country. Tatevatsi distinguished two kinds of laws: divine laws and human laws. He thought divine laws to be eternal and unchanged and the human laws changing along with the changed conditions of social life. He thought that men are born equal and they act according to their own free will, fulfilling good and evil deeds. He also thought that the presence of the state power and preservation of the requirements of law are the means or prevention of crime. He would praise labour in his preaches and exhortations and considered that getting rich by labour is just.