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Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Agius

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Agius

M.A.(Louv.),S.Th.D. (Louv.)

Professor
Moral Theology
Faculty of Theology
Room 205
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2768

Head of Department
Moral Theology
Faculty of Theology
Room 205
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2768

Dean
Faculty of Theology
Room 205
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2768

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Biography

Rev Prof. Emmanuel Agius is the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta. He studied philosophy and theology at undergraduate (S.Th.B.) and postgraduate (S.Th.L.) levels at the University of Malta and then at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where he obtained an M.A. in philosophy and S.Th.D. He pursued post-doctoral research in the field of bioethics at the University of Tübingen, Germany as a fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung, at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. as a Fulbright scholar, and at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He is professor of Moral Theology and Philosophical Ethics at the University of Malta. He is the Head of the Department of Moral Theology at Faculty of Theology, a member of the European Group of Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. For many years, he was an active member of the National Consultative Bioethics Committee, the coordinator of the Euro-Mediterranean Programme on Intercultural Dialogue, Human Rights, and the Future Generations Programme, which was supported by UNESCO. Prof. Agius is the author of three books and co-editor of five publications on future generations. His articles on bioethical issues have appeared in a number of international academic peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Theology and Sexuality
  • Theology of Marriage
  • Bioethical Issues in European Institutions
  • Theology of Sufffering and Pastoral Care of Terminally-ill and Dying Patients
  • Future Generation
  • Professional Ethics


Selected Publications

Agius, E. 2016, ""Clear as a Teacher and Tender as a Mother: The Interface between Doctrine and Pastoral Care", " in Authentic Voices, Discerning Hearts. New Resources for the Church on Marriage and Family, ed. Knieps-Port le Roi, Thomas & Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn, Aldegonde, eds, Lit Verlag, Zurich, , pp. 30-58.

Agius, E. 2016, ""Cooperation in Marriage-Related Legislation" ", Melita Theologica, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 27-51.

Agius, Emmanuel & Scerri, Hector (ed) 2015,  The Quest for Authenticity and Human Dignity , Gutenberg Press, Malta.

Agius, E. 2015, ""Cooperatio in Ehe- und Partnerschaftsgesetzgebung", in Rosenberger, Michael/Schaupp, Walter (Hg.), Ein Pakt mit dem Bösen? Die Moraltheologische Lehre der 'Operatio ad malum' und ihre Bedeutung heute , Studien der Moraltheologie - Neue Folge 5, Aschendorff  Verlag, Münstner 2015,  181-200." in Ein Pakt mit dem Bösen? Die Moraltheologische Lehre der 'Operatio ad malum' und ihre Bedeutung heute , Studien der Moraltheologie - Neue Folge 5, ed. M. Rosenberger Walter, Aschendorff Verlag, Münstner, , pp. 181-2000.

Agius, E. 2015, "Safeguarding the unconscious patients' overall benefit: towards a 'consensus-building approach" in The Quest for Authenticity and Human Dignity, ed. Agius, Emmanuel & Scerr, Hector, University of Malta, Gutenberg Press, Malta, , pp. 39-52.

Agius, Emmanuel & Galea-Curmi, Joseph 2015, "Family Ministry: The Interface between Church Doctrine and Pastoral Care ", Melita Theologica (Between Two Synods: Journeying Together), vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 11-41.

Agius, E. 2012, ""La possibile specificità epistemica di un'etica del Mediterraneo"" in A partire da un Maestro. Saggi di Teologia morale nel ricordo di Salvatore Privitera Pubblicazioni dell'Istituto di Studi Bioetici 'Salvatore Privitera', Palermo, 2012, pp. 93-104.

Agius, E. 2012, ""Religious Values and Bioethics in Malta"" in Religious Experience: North and South, ed. Rene Gothóni, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main.

""Biotechnology and Human Dignity"", 2011, Human Reproduction & Genetic Ethics, vol. Volume 17, no. Number 2, pp. 155-184.

Agius, E. Maggio-Agosto 2009, ""Human Embryo Research and Dignitas Personae: A European Perspective"", ßio-ethos. Rivista di bioetica, morale della persona e medical humanities, vol. 6, pp. 49-57.

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