Rev. Dr Mark Sultana

Rev. Dr Mark Sultana

Rev. Dr Mark Sultana


Senior Lecturer

Room 101
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
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Mark Sultana was born in Malta in 1973, and was ordained priest in 2000. He studied philosophy and theology at the University of Malta, where he also read for a Licentiate in Theology. He later gained a Licentiate and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. A visiting student at Campion Hall, University of Oxford (2004-2005), at present, he lectures in philosophical theology at the University of Malta. His works include Self-Deception and Akrasia, published by Analecta Gregoriana, for which he received the Premio Bellarmino 2006. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy and has participated by invitation in a number of conferences and seminars both at the University of Malta and at other institutions overseas. As a philosopher, he is very much interested in the philosophy of religion and in the interface between reason and faith. Other interests include metaphysics and philosophical anthropology. He works within the tradition of analytic philosophy with a special interest in analytic thomism, and with a constant gaze towards the work being conducted in the continental philosophical tradition.
  • philosophical theology
  • philosophy of religion
  • metaphysics
  • philosophical anthropology

SULTANA, M., 29 January 2019. Combatting Acedia: The Neptic Antidote. Heythrop Journal, Online Early View.

SULTANA, M., 2017. On being Both Host and Guest – Questions Posed by Migrants. Melita Theologica, 67, pp. 49-60.

SULTANA, M., 2015. On Conscience and Prudence. Heythrop Journal, 56, pp. 619-628.

SULTANA, M., 2015. The Self in Action: Between Autonomy and Heteronomy. In: E. AGIUS and H. AND SCERRI, eds, The Quest for Authenticity and Human Dignity. Melita Theologica Supplementary Series 6 edn. Gutenberg Press, pp. 429-446.

SULTANA, M., 2013. Philosophical Issues in Transcultural Counselling. In: J. BUTTIGIEG, J. DE LUCCA and C. AND MANGION, eds, A Philosopher at Large. BDL, Malta edn. pp. 29-41.

SULTANA, M., 2013. Religions in Transition - An Attempt at a Synthesis . Melita Theologica, 63, pp. 55-68.

GELLEL, A. and SULTANA, M., 2012. Aspects of Feminine Spirituality in Maltese Popular Religiosity. Religious Experience: North and South. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 199-229.

SULTANA, M., 2012. Anselm’s Argument: On the Unity of Thinking and Being. New Blackfriars, 93, pp. 276-291.

SULTANA, M., 2010. Anorexia Nervosa: A Matter of Self-deception?. In: L. CARUANA, ed, Anorexia Nervosa A Multi-Disciplinary Approach-From Biology to Philosophy. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 189-203.

SULTANA, M., 2009. How does the Akratês intentionally do what he intended not to without changing his Mind?. Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy, 14, pp. 101-108.

GELLEL, A. and SULTANA, M., 2008. Leaping from Non-Secular to Post-Secular Society. A Study of the Maltese Scenario. In: H. ZIEBERTZ and U. RIEGEL, eds, Europe: Secular or Post-Secular. Berlin: pp. 111-126.

SULTANA, M., 2008. Possible Connections between Theology and Artistic Beauty – the Case of Caravaggio. Melita Theologica, 59(2), pp. 61-69.

SULTANA, M., 2007. Bridging the Gulf Between Wittgenstein’s Works: A Matter of Showing. Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy, 12, pp. 207-225.

SULTANA, M., 2007. Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar on Salvific Truth. In: H. SCERRI, ed, Living Theology. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, pp. 141-184.

SULTANA, M., 2007. Whither Governance Through Public-Private Partnerships. In: P. XUEREB, ed, Business Ethics and Religious Values in the European Union and Malta. Malta: Civil Society Project Report, pp. 103-115.

SULTANA, M., 2006. The 'Possible' Role of the Imagination in Philosophy and Theology. Melita Theologica, 57(1), pp. 3-15.

SULTANA, M., 2006. Self-Deception and Akrasia: A Comparative Conceptual Analysis. Rome: Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana.

  • MRT5170 - Ethical Concepts, Theories and Practice
  • MRT5700 - Bioethics: Anthropological and Methodological Issues
  • MSS3008 - Ethical Issues in Science
  • PHI2005 - Philosophy of Religion
  • PHI2036 - Set Text in Analytic Philosophy
  • PHI2120 - Metaphysics 1: Ontology
  • PHI2123 - Metaphysics 2: Natural Theology and Atheism
  • PHI3010 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Philosophy
  • PHI3011 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Philosophy
  • PHI3031 - Philosophy of Mathematics
  • PHI3045 - Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • PHI5013 - Directed Studies
  • THL1001 - Introduction to Theology
Forthcoming publications:

Under consideration for publication by New Blackfriars: What is Time Like? The Relation Between Self-Consciousness and Time.

Currently working on: The Works of Love: Towards a Grammar of Transcendence