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Theology Research Seminars

The Department of Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology is research seminars, each session focusing on a particular theme within the area of Systematic Theology.

Seminars shall be held on a monthly basis, open to students and staff. They are one hour long, from 4-5pm. There is a 40 minute presentation and ensuing discussion.

Research seminars are considered as an important part of postgraduate training and a key context for fostering academic scholarship, offering opportunities to learn about new developments in the field, engage in dialogue with guest speakers, and expand knowledge and skills through group discussion.


Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at 16:00

The Fourth Gospel: A Diachronic Interpretation

Speaker: Ms Carmen Zammit


Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 16:00

Public Theology as the New Theological Metaphysics

Speaker: Prof. Dr Stephan Van Erp


Wednesday, 21 March at 2018 16:00

Cave-churches in Medieval Malta

Speaker: Dr Keith Buhagiar


Wednesday, 18 April 2018 at 16:00

Discovering Christian Memory and Identity

Speaker: Dr Cynthia Grech Sammut


Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 16:00

The Semitic Element in the Maltese Religious Lexicon

Speaker: Rev. Prof. Martin Zammit


Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 16:00

Santu Wistin u Albert Camus

Speaker: Prof. Anthony Aquilina

Enquiries should be directed to the Head of Department: Rev. Dr John Berry


Information on Seminars


TRS1-ThumbnailTwo Lungs of the Church of Christ. Ecumenism as one Breath - Dorianne Buttigieg







TRS2-Tumbnail The Eco-Theology of Pope Benedict XVI - Claudette Schembri







TRS3-ThumbnailHuman Identity and Purpose according to the Qur'an - Joseph Ellul OP








Wednesday 5th April 2017

Spiritual Accompaniment: Don Bosco's Method - Louis Grech SDB







Wednesday 24th May 2017
The Dynamism of the Human Spirit. Lonergan on Self-Transcendence - Lionel Chircop

Wednesday 14th June 2017
Avertan Fenech (1871–1943) - Pauline Dimech & John Berry

octoberthumbWednesday 11th October 2017
Julian of Norwich’s Experience of Prayer and Contemplation - Edward Joseph Clemmer







novemberthumbWednesday 15th November 2017
Moses the Prophet: Fact or Fiction - Joseph Ciappara Ofm







6-7 December 2017
Inter-Faculty Colloquium on the Integral world-view of Russian Polymath Pavel Florenskij (1882-1937)



decemberthumbTuesday 12th December 2017
Science and Religion - Chrisopher Caruana

Closing Date Dissertation Proposals
Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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Dissertation Logbook
The Dissertation Logbook can be found here.

Last Updated: 15 December 2017

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