This course offers a comprehensive introduction to fundamental aspects of Scripture, providing insights into the development of the Bible in both its Old Testament and New Testament components. It includes an overview of the socio-political and geographical contexts spanning from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D., which serves to contextualize the formation of the Bible. Additionally, the course will explore the presentation of various sections and types of literature within the Bible, with a particular focus on the diverse theological perspectives that emerge from its different sections.
The course will be delivered in-person and in Maltese.
Curia staff who followed Basic Theology for Curia Staff course in 2023.
Those who wish to follow this course and did not follow Basic Theology for Curia Staff course will need to follow the Faith Foundations for Ministry, which is an online course delivered on the PFI`s VLE.
The course is delivered over six sessions at Curia Refectory. Each session is 1-hour long, from 10:30am – 11:30am.
|30th January 2024||Geographical Background and Formation of the Old Testament||Rev. Dr Stefan Attard|
|27th February 2024||Overview of the Canon of the Old Testament||Dr Joseph Ciappara|
|20th March 2024||Theology of the Old Testament||Dr Joseph Ciappara|
|30th April 2024||Geographical Background and Theology of the New Testament||Rev. Dr Marcello Ghirlando|
|28th May 2024||Synoptic Gospels and John||Rev. Dr Martin Micallef OFMCap|
|25th June 2024||Overview of Life and Letters of Paul||Rev. Prof. Paul Sciberras|
This course has three exit certificate options:
1. Certificate of Attendance
To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, students must attend all contact hours.
2. Certificate of Participation
To obtain a Certificate of Participation, students must attend all contact hours & pass from a short multiple-choice online exam.
3. Certificate of Achievement
To obtain a Certificate of Achievement, students must:
- attend all contact hours,
- pass from short multiple-choice online exam
- and pass from written assessment
Teaching and Awarding Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute
Applicants must have completed the Basic Theology for Curia Staff course OR Faith Foundations for Ministry Course to be eligible for this course.
To apply for this course, you are kindly requested to upload a copy of your certificate (for any of the above courses), in the application form.