What will I learn in Religious Knowledge?
In Religious Knowledge, you will learn strong reasoning, writing and critical thinking skills. Religious Knowledge develops key skills for any career you pursue. You will study about relationships, social justice, equality, prejudice, and discrimination. You will examine the issues dealing with God, life and death, explore creation, the environment and our place in the world; examine the issues of peace, forgiveness and conflict; analyse medical ethics and the sanctity of life and examine law and order in religion and society.
How will I benefit from studying Religious Knowledge?
One chooses to study Religious Knowledge because it is a major factor shaping people’s lives, politics, and culture around the world. It gives you skills in empathy and tolerance, so essential in healthcare and social work professions among others. Studying Religious Knowledge builds within you the ability to create interdisciplinary connections, ethical decisions, and solutions to real world problems. If you are aspiring to read for a Law degree, the research, writing, ethical and analytical strengths Religious Knowledge builds, provide an ideal background.
Are there any special considerations?
- A good knowledge of English or Maltese is recommended.
- Religious Knowledge is mainly learnt through healthy discussions that will help correct misinformation we might have about God, the Church or religion.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
- An Introduction to Catholicism, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Cambridge University Press 2009
- Christianity: An Introduction, Alister E. McGrath, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers 2004
- The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, St Mary’s Press, Winona MN, 2008 | ISBN 9781599821603