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TITLE Synoptic Study-Unit 1

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION This study unit seeks to assist students in the final year of the SThL Course in their quest to reach a comprehensive and integrated approach to Pastoral Theology. Students are expected to be able to examine and present coherently the major aspects covered in the SThL Course. The inter-relationship existing among the various spheres of Pastoral theology is highlighted, especially through an insightful reading of a number of texts during the seminar.

Learning Objectives:
  1. At the end of the S.Th.L. course, candidates should be able to elaborate at length on the themes outlined below, which focus on ecclesial action, and on how they are interrelated.

  2. The themes include the basic concepts and method of Pastoral Theology, Pastoral Ministry and the building of the Ecclesial Community, as well as the Ministry of the Word and Liturgy.

  3. Through this study-unit, candidates should be able to arrive at a synthesis in the field of pastoral theology and ministry.

Reading List:

General works which provide a useful synthesis on the themes covered in Pastoral Theology, such as:

Lanza S., Convertire Giona. Pastorale come progetto, Roma 2005.
Midali M., Practical theology. Historical development of its foundational and scientific character, Roma 1999.
Wijsen F.,Henriot P.,Mejia R. (eds), The Pastoral Circle Revisited. A Critical Quest for Truth and Transformation, New York 2005.
Woodward J. – Pattison S. (eds), The Blackwell Reader in Pastoral and Practical Theology, Oxford 2007 (8 ed).

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite study unit:

Units in the Licentiate in Pastoral Theology covered throughout the course


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Emmanuel Agius
Joe Galea Curmi
Paul Galea
George Grima

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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
Closing Date Dissertation Proposals
Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

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