Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Agius

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Agius

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Agius

 M.A.(Louv.),S.Th.D. (Louv.)

Professor

Room 205
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2768
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.
  • 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

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, 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, Lit Verlag, Zurich, , pp. 30-58.

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, Emmanuel & Galea-Curmi, Joseph 2015, "Family Ministry: The Interface between Church Doctrine and Pastoral Care ", Melita Theologica, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 11 - 41.

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

(Rene Gothóni, e.). 2012, "Religious Values and Bioethics in Malta", Religious Experience: North and South edn, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main.

Agius, E. 2012, ""Human Dignity in European Public Policy on Biotechnology" in Melita Theologica Numbers 1-2, Volume 62/2012, pp. 23-54.", Melita Theologica, vol. 62, no. 1-2, pp. 23-54.

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.

Agius, E. 2012, "Human Dignity in European Public Policy on Biotechnology ", Melita Theologica, vol. 62, no. 1-2, pp. 23-54.

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, ed. S. Leone Pietro, Pubblicazioni dell'Istituto di Studi Bioetici 'Salvatore Privitera', Palermo, , pp. 93-104.

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

Agius, E. 2012, ""Human Dignity in European Public Policy on Biotechnology" ", Melita Theologica, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 23-54.

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

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

Agius, E. , "Safeguarding the Unconscious Patients' Overall Benefit: Towards a 'Consensus Building' Approach"
paper presented at a Seminar on 'Decision-Making Process regarding Medical Treatment in End-of-life Situations' organized by the Council of Europe, Strasbourg 30 Nov-1 Dec 2010
. Available: http://www.coe.int/t/dg3/healthbioethic/Activities/09_Euthanasia/default_en.asp.

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.

Agius, E. 2009, "Bioetica e disabilita'" in Bioetica e Cultura, pp. 35-45.

Agius, E. 2009, "Human Embryo Research and Dignitas Personae: A European Perspective", Bio-Ethos. Rivista di bioetoca, morale della persona e medical humanities, vol. 6, no. Maggio-Agosto, pp. 49-57.

Agius, E. 2008, "Environmental Responsibility and Business Styles: Ethical and Theological Perspectives" in Business Styles and Sustainable Development, ed. L. Mariani, Fondazione Lanza, Roma, pp. 19-43.

Agius, E. 2008, "Esperienze didattiche a confronto: l' Universita di Malta" in L' Educazione alla bioetica in Europa, ed. P. Girolami, SEEd, Torino, pp. 81-88.

Agius, E. 2008, "Precauzione tra presente e futuro" in Il Principio di Precauzione. Tra Filosofia, Biodiritto e Biopolitica, eds. L. Marini & L. Palazzini, Edizione Studium edn,Roma, pp. 47-58.

Agius, E. 2007, "La biotecnologia e la Dimensione Intergenerazionale della Soggesttivita'" in Nuove Bio-Tecnologie, Biodiritto e Transformazione Della Soggettivita', ed. L. Palazzan, Quaderni della Lumsa, Studium, pp. 83-102.

Agius, E. 2007, "Disabilita', Bioetica e Diritti Umani: Una prospettiva Euro-Mediterranean" in Proceedings of the Third Intrnational Congress: Towards a New Humanism, Ethics and Disability, eds. Camozzino M & Ruffinatto P, Comas Grafica, Roma, pp. 42-50.

Agius, E. 2006, "Environmental Ethics: Towards Intergenerational Justice" in Environmental Ethics and International Policy, ed. Henk ten Have, UNESCO Publication, , pp. 89-115.

Agius, E. 2006, "Intergration Justice" in Handbook of Intergeneration Justice, ed. J. Chet Tremmel, Edward Elgar, Chelterham, UK, pp. 317-332.

Agius, E. 2004, "In Search of a European Approach to Bioethics: The Emergence of a Common Euro-Mediterranean Bioethical Culture" in In Joyful and Serene Service of his Lord's Word, ed. A. Abela, Melita Theologica Supplemantary Series edn, Veritas Press, Malta, pp. 29-48.

Agius, E. 2003, "Alla Ricerca di un Approccio Europeo alla Bioetica" in Bioetica e Cultura, pp. 171.

Agius, E. 2003, "Intergenerational Justice" in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, ed. R. Ernst, Eloss Publishers, Oxford.

Agius, E. 2003, , Towards a Culture of Tolerance and Peace [Homepage of International Bureau for Children's Rights], [Online]. Available: http://www.ibcr.org.

Agius, E. 1999, "What Future for Future Generations: A Whiteheadian Perspective" in Framing a Vision of the World: Essays in Philosophy, Science and Religion, eds. A. Cloots & S. Sia, Leuven University Press, Leuven, pp. 247-264.

Agius, E. 1998, Germ-line intervention and our responsibilities to future generations, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.

Agius, E. 1998, "Obligations of Justice towards Future Generations: A Revolution in Social and Legal Thought" in Future Generations and International Law, ed. E. Agius, Earthscan Publishers Ltd, London, pp. 3-12.

Agius, E. 1998, "Patenting life: our resposabilities to present and future generations" in Germ-line intervention and our responsabilities to future generations, eds. E. Agius & et. al., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 67-84.

Agius, E. (ed) 1998, Caring for future generations : Jewsih, Christian, Islamic Perspectives
, Foundation for International Studies Malta, UK.

Agius, E. (ed) 1998, Future Generations and International Law, Earthscan Publishers Ltd, London.

Agius, E. 1998, "Quale Futuro per le Generazioni Future del Mediterraneo" in Bioetica e Cultura, pp. 51-60.

Agius, E. 1997, "The Rights of Future Generations" in Interfaces, ed. J. Friggieri, University of Malta, Malta, pp. 165-187.

Agius, E. 1996, "Qualita' della vita nel Mediterraneo: Prospettiva Cattolica" in Bioetica Mediterraneo e Nordeuropa, ed. S. Privitera, Armando Editore, , pp. 111-120.

Agius, E. 1995, "AIDS: Sfida Etico-Sociale e Prodlemi Educative" in AIDS: Problemi Sanitari, Sociali e Morali, ed. S. Leone, Armando Editore, Palermo, pp. 55-61.

Agius, E. 1995, "Genes as the Common Heritage of Mankind: Ethical Issues in Patenting Life" in Bioetica, eds. C. Romano & G. Grassani, Unione Tipografico - Editrice Torinese, Torino, pp. 269-275.

Agius, E. 1994, "Autoerotismo" in Dizionario di Bioetica, eds. S. Leone & S. Privitera,Bologna, pp. 75-79.

Agius, E. 1994, "Generazioni Future" in Dizionario di Bioetica, eds. S. Leone & S. Privitera,Bologna, pp. 421-425.

Agius, E. 1994, "Meaning and Sanctity of Aging: New Trends in Public Policy" in Bioetica e Cultura 2, pp. 82-97.

Agius, E. 1994, "Meaning ans Sanctity of Aging: New Trends in Public Policy" in Quaderni in Bioetica e Cultura Armando Editore, Acireale, pp. 83-97.

Agius, E. 1994, "La 'qualia' della vita' delle generazioni future: quale tipo di responsibilta' abbiamo" in Il Contesto Culturale dell' Etica della Vita, eds. S. Leone & S. Privitera, Armando Editore, Acireale, pp. 111-123.

Agius, E. 1994, "The 'Quality of Life' of Future Generations: What Kind of Responsibility do we have?" in Why Future Generations Now? Japan Future Generations Alliance, , pp. 64-77.

Agius, E. 1994, Problems in Applied Ethics, Colour Image, University of Malta, Malta.

Agius, E. (ed) 1994, What future for future generations?, Union Press, Malta.

Agius, E. 1991, Mit-Tnissil sal-Mewt tal-Bniedem: l-ahhar Zviluppi fil-Bioetika, Media Centre, Malta.

Agius, E. 1991, The Social Consciousness of the Church in Malta: 1891-1921, Media Centre, Malta.

Agius, E. (ed) 1990, Our Responsibilities Towards Future Generations, Gutenburg Press, Malta.

Agius, E. 1989, "Caring for the Elderly and Malta's National Health Scheme" in Hastings Centre Report (Special Supplement), pp. 7-8.

Agius, E. 1989, "Germ-line Cells: Our Responsibilities to Future Generations" in Ethics in the Natural Sciences (Concilium), eds. D. Mieth & J. Pohier, T & T Clarke Ltd, Edinburgh, pp. 105-115.

Agius, E. 1989, "Towards a Relational Theory of Intergenerational Ethics" in Bijdragen, pp. 293-313.

Agius, E. 1988, "From Individual Rights to Collective Rights to the Rights of Mankind" in Melita Theologica, pp. 45-68.

Agius, E. 1986, The Rights of Future Generations: In Search of an Intergeneration Ethical Theory, Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven.

Agius, E. 1984, A Social Ethical Theory based on Process Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven.

  • MRT3100 - Moral Theology Seminar
  • MRT3330 - Theology, Sexuality and Marriage
  • MRT3990 - Synoptic Study-unit 3: Moral Theology
  • MRT4900 - Synoptic Study-Unit 3: Moral Theology
  • MRT5050 - The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Theological, Ethical and Canonical Aspects
  • MRT5166 - Contemporary Issues in Ethics
  • MRT5850 - Social Ministry from a Human Rights Perspective
  • PHI1017 - Ethics 1 and 2
  • PPL2213 - Political Ethics
  • THL3171 - Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 4 - Moral Theology
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