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TITLE Fundamental and Adult Catechesis

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION The focus of the first part of this study-unit is the development and identity of catechesis, its place in the ecclesial ministry of evangelization, its nature as an ecclesial act and its relation with other ecclesial ministries.

The basic principles, nature and characteristics of adult catechesis, the various forms it may take and its relationships with other types of catechesis are the themes for the second part of this study-unit.

Reading List:

Alberich, Emilio and Vallabaraj, Jerome. Communicating a Faith that Transforms. A Handbook of Fundamental Catechetics. Bangalore, 2004.

Congregation for Divine Worship. The Rites of the Catholic Church, Volume 1A, Initiation. Prepared by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences. Approved for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and confirmed by the Apostolic See. Study Book ed. New York: Pueblo Publishing Company, 1988.

Congregation for the Clergy. General Directory for Catechesis. Vatican City: Libreria editrice Vaticana, 1997.

Foltz, Nancy T., ed. Handbook of Adult Religious Education. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press, 1986.

Searle, Mark. “Issues in Christian Initiation: Uses and Abuses of the RCIA.” Living Light 22 (March 1986): 199-214.

Stokes, Kenneth, ed. Faith Development in the Adult Life Cycle. Minneapolis, MN: Adult Faith Resources, 1983.

Warren, Michael. Editor. Sourcebook for Modern Catechetics, 2 vols. Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press, 1983.

Whitehead, Evelyn Eaton and Whitehead, James D. Christian Life Patterns: The Psychological Challenges and Religious Invitations of Adult Life. Image Books ed. New York: Doubleday, 1982.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Portfolio Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Carl Mario Sultana

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