Rev. Dr Glen Attard

Rev. Dr Glen Attard

Rev. Dr Glen Attard

  S.Th.B.(Melit.),S.Th.L.(P.U.G., Rome),S.Th.D.(P.U.G., Rome)


Room 307
Humanities A
University of Malta
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Rev. Dr Glen Attard O.Carm. (b. 1986) holds an Associateship Diploma in Music specialising in piano performance and interpretation (A.L.C.M.) from the London College of Music, Thames University, which he obtained in 2003. In 2010 he graduated with a Bachelorate in Sacred Theology (S.Th.B.) from the University of Malta. In 2012 he then graduated with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.Th.L.), specialising in Spiritual Theology, from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In 2019, he graduated with a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.Th.D.) also at the Pontifical Gregorian University, specialising on the mystagogy of the Russian polymath Pavel Florensky (1882-1937).

Attard studied Russian at the Derzhavin Institute in St Petersburg, Russia, where he also gave a Public Lecture entitled "A Foreigner's Perspective of Russia and the Russian People" and participated in an Experts' Meeting on the philosophy of Pavel Florensky at the Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy of St Petersburg. He has delivered lectures and interviews on Florensky as well as Spirituality in general both in Malta as well as abroad.

Since 2015, he is a Resident Academic of the Faculty of Theology and a member of the Department of Moral Theology. His lectures focus on Western and Christian Eastern Spirituality. He is also the Course Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Spirituality degree. Since 2015, he is the Provincial Secretary and Archivist of the Maltese Carmelite Province. Since 2018, he is the Executive Director of the Carmelite Institute Malta. Since 2019, he is a member of the internationally acclaimed Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and, since 2021, a member of the European Society of Catholic Theologians. He is also the founder of the Maltese Association for the Study of Spirituality and Spiritual Companionship, founded in 2019.
  • Russian Orthodoxy
  • Pavel Florensky
  • Mystagogy
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Christian Deconstruction

ATTARD, G., 2020. Closest to the Heart: A Mystagogy of Spiritual Friendship in Pavel A. Florenskij's The Pillar and Ground of the Truth. Malta: Horizons.

ATTARD, G., CAMILLERI, C. and VELLA BRINCAT, R., 2020. Vinea Carmeli: Carmelite Priories and their Churches in Malta. Malta: Horizons.

ATTARD, G. and MICALLEF, M., eds, 2019. Melita Theologica Special Edition "Measuring Divinity: Pavel Florenskij's Integral Vision of the Finite and the Infinite. Proceedings of an Inter-Faculty Colloquium (6-7 December 2017)". Malta: Faculty of Theology.

ATTARD, G., 2018. God, Teresa, and Luther: Is there such a thing as passive faith? Carmelus, 65(1), pp. 149-161.

ATTARD, G., 2018. Kuluri Ritmati u Paradossali. Il-muzikalita' fil-poezija ta' Charlo' Camilleri. Il-Malti, 90, pp. 14-25.

ATTARD, G., 2018. Pavel Florensky (1882-1937). In: P. DIMECH, ed, Il-Vuci Quddiem il-Misteru: Teologi ta' Zmienna. Luqa: Miller Publications, pp. 203-216.

ATTARD, G., 2018. Pravoslavnoe Rozhdestvo na Mal'te. Mal'tijskij Vestnik, 10(2), pp. 28.

ATTARD, G., 2015. Alcuni aspetti di contatto tra le spiritualità di S. Ignazio di Loyola (1491-1556) e Sta Teresa di Gesù (1515-1582). Teresa, 12(3), pp. 195-206.

ATTARD, G., 2015. Bogoslovie Obshcheniia v Christifideles Laici (1988) i u Pavla Florenskogo (1882-1937). Folio Petropolitana, 4(2), pp. 159-169.

ATTARD, G., 2013. The Holy Spirit as Protagonist in the Spiritual Life. An Appraisal of the Pneumatology of Pavel Aleksandrovich Florenskij in ‘The Comforter’. Teresa, 10(2), pp. 135-146.

ATTARD, G., 2013. The Wounded Nietzschean-Theresian Spirit. An exploration of the similarities and not between Nietzschean and Theresian Anthropologies. Melita Theologica, 63(1), pp. 35-57.

  • MRT5003 - Major Schools of Christian Spirituality
  • MRT5100 - Foundations of Spiritual Theology
  • MRT5490 - Foundations of Carmelite Spirituality
  • MRT5510 - St Theresa of Jesus
  • MRT5520 - Major Themes in Carmelite Spirituality
  • MRT5530 - The Development of the Carmelite Spiritual Tradition
  • MRT5710 - Suffering, Spirituality and Palliative Care