Rev. Dr John Anthony Berry

Rev. Dr John Anthony Berry

Rev. Dr John Anthony Berry



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John Anthony Berry is Head of Department of Fundamental & Dogmatic Theology, co-editor of Melita Theologica, a member on the international presidium of The European Society for Catholic Theology (ESCT) and a member of the standing committee of a European Society for Ecumenical Research, Societas Oecumenica.

Berry studied at the University of Malta, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and at K.U. Leuven in Belgium. In his licentiates and doctoral studies, Berry has studied the theologies of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger and Yves Congar O.P.

He has lectured in various universities including Dortmund, České Budějovice, Lviv and Toruń, and his recent articles are published in Melita Theologica, Biblica et Patristica, Roczniki Teologiczne and Scientia et fides.

Berry is General Secretary, Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, Archdiocese of Malta, member of the Interdiocesan Theological Commission and also in various international theological associations.
  • Fundamental Theology
  • Interreligious Dialogue
  • Christianity, Society and Culture
  • Twentieth Century Theology

Berry, J.A. 2017, "Christian Witness: Its Grammar and Logic", Biblica et Patristica Thoruniensia, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 211-229.

Berry, J.A. 2017, "Retrieving the Mystical Dimension in Ecumenism", Roczniki Teologiczne, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 137-156.

Berry, J.A. 2016, "Knisja rilevanti b'lingwa?? li jag?mel sens [A relevant Church seeking a meaningful dialogue]" in Minn Vi?joni g?ar-Realtà. Mixja Flimkien b'Fer? u Impenn [Proceedings of a Theological "Refresher Course" 2015] Archdiocese of Malta, Qrendi, Malta, pp. 73-79.

Berry, J.A. & Agius, E. (eds) 2016, Minn Vi?joni g?ar-Realtà. Mixja Flimkien b'Fer? u Impenn [Proceedings of a Theological "Refresher Course" 2015], Archdiocese of Malta, 2016.

Berry, J.A. 2015, "From the open side of the Lord": On Joseph Ratzinger's Eucharistic Ecclesiology" in The Quest for Authenticity and Human Dignity, A Festschrift in honour of Professor George Grima on his 70th birthday, eds. E. Agius & H. Scerri, Outlook Coop, Malta, pp. 93-115.

Berry, J.A. 2015, "Yves Congar. Ecumenism and the Changing Face of Roman Catholicism" in Ökumenische Begegnungen / Ecumenical Encounters, eds. C. Hoffmann, F. Tuder & I. Zeltner Pavlovi?, Beihefte zur Ökumenischen Rundschau 100 edn, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig, pp. 158-169.

Berry, J.A. & Agius, E. (eds) 2015, Between Two Synods: Journeying Together, Bestprint, Malta.

Berry, J.A. 2012, "Communion and Co-responsibility in the Church" in 50TH INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS, 6th-9th June 2012. Proceedings of the International Symposium of TheologyMaynooth, County Kildare, pp. 811-820.

Berry, J.A. 2012, "Tested in Fire: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Moment of Christian Witness", Melita Theologica, vol. 62, pp. 145-170.

  • FDT1010 - Christian Thought and Practice
  • FDT3010 - Paper 1 - Sacred Scripture, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology
  • FDT3670 - The Sacraments: Theological and Pastoral Aspects
  • FDT3815 - Rediscovering Vatican 2: Implications, Assessment and its Reception
  • FDT3990 - Synoptic Study-unit 2: Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology
  • FDT4900 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Dogma
  • FDT5610 - Making Sense of Christian Theological Debates
  • GDS5007 - Gender and Social Justice
  • THL3161 - Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 3 - Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology