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TITLE Spiritual Theology

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Moral Theology

DESCRIPTION (a) The main objective: The study-unit aims at introducing the students into the subject-matter of this theological discipline, while helping them to make an experience of a possible integration in Christ between knowledge and life.

(b) The study-unit starts off with a brief presentation of Spiritual Theology, which leads to the main basic principles of a Christian spiritual life. These will be exemplified through scriptural, traditional and historical references.

Reading List:

- AUMANN JORDAN, Spiritual Theology, Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor; London: Sheed and Ward 1980.

- BERNARD CHARLES ANDRÉ, Teologia Spirituale, Milano: Edizioni Paolini, 31989.

- CLÉMENT OLIVIER, The Roots of Christian Mysticism. Text and Commentary, London, Dublin, Edinburgh: New City 1993.

- DREYER ELIZABETH A. AND MARK S. BURROWS (ED.), Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality, Baltimore MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2005.

- LESCHER BRUCE H., ELIZABETH LIEBER (ed.), Exploring Christian Spirituality. Essays in honor of Sandra M. Schneiders IHM, Paulist Press, New York/Mahway NJ, 2006.

-MCGRATH ALISTER E., Christian Spirituality. An Introduction, Oxford and Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers 1999.

- MCINTOSH MARK A., Mystical Theology. The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology, Blackwell, Oxford, 1998.

- SHELDRAKE PHILIP, Spirituality and Theology. Christian Living and the Doctrine of God, London: Darton, Longman and Todd 1998.

- WOODS RICHARD J., Christian Spirituality, God’s Presence through the Ages, New York, Orbis Books 2006 (new expanded edition).


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 50%
Oral Examination Yes 50%

LECTURER/S Charlo Camilleri

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