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HUMANITIES

Religious Knowledge

The subject seeks to help students become more conscious of the religious and spiritual dimensions of one’s existence through the formal study of the various religious traditions focusing mainly on the Judaeo-Christian one. This is achieved by a direct study of the main sources which include Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition, the Church’s Magisterium, the liturgy and Christian morality. The topics are presented in an ecumenical and multi-faith context, thus helping students appreciate better the role of Religion in human experience. Students are encouraged to take a critical and inquiring approach to religion with the aim of leading them to become mature citizens, able to engage in a healthy and sincere inter-religious dialogue.

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits to places of interest related to the religious heritage of our islands
  • Seminars

Recommended Textbooks

Advanced Level

  • An Introduction to Catholicism; Lawrence S. Cunningham; Cambridge University Press 2009; ISBN 9780521608558
  • Christianity: An Introduction; Alister E. McGrath, Oxford : Blackwell Publishers 2004; ISBN 978118465653

Intermediate Level

  • The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth – Second Edition, Singer- Towns Brian et al., Saint Mary’s Press, Winona MN, 2008; ISBN 9781599821603
  • Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2005 (available online at www.vatican.va; Maltese printed version – ISBN 99932-49-32-7; Maltese online version at www.laikos.org; English printed versions – ISBN 1-85390-998-X or 1-57455- 720-3

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

University of Malta

You can study Religious Knowledge at:

Advanced Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

5 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

1 Tutorial per week

Intermediate Level

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

3 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A