Dr Mark Montebello to deliver course on the Philosophy of Jesus

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The Philosophy of JesusIn May, Dr Mark Montebello is to deliver a course about the Philosophy of Jesus, in what will be Philosophy Sharing Gozo’s first organised course on the island.

This short course will seek to investigate what seem to be Jesus’ cultural and intellectual milieu, his mind-structures and his teachings, particularly his anthropology, his politics and his ethics. It is not a spirituality course.

Held over four sessions, they will take place on:

Session 1: Friday, 11th May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Session 2: Saturday, 12th May, 10.00am – Noon

Session 3: Friday, 18th May, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Session 4: Saturday, 19th May, 10.00am – Noon

Dr Mark Montebello said that,”though Jesus was not a philosopher in the strict sense of the word, he certainly seems to have been a professional teacher with a mind of his own, a world-view and a way of life to propose.”

His thought can be examined philosophically strictly apart of his traditionally religious persona.

Philosophy Sharing Gozo said that, “at the end of the course, participants should be able to appreciate better the coherence of Jesus’ thought, and its relevance in today’s world for individuals, communities and society at large. ”

Dr. Mark Montebello, born in 1964, is from Sliema, Malta, and is a Catholic priest part of the Dominican Order. He studied theology and philosophy in Malta, and specialised in philosophy at universities in Italy (Rome), Spain (Madrid) and England (Leicester).

He has been teaching philosophy at the University of Malta and other higher institutions of education in Malta since 1992.

He is the author of various books of a philosophical and socio-political critical nature. For various years he was involved in work related to social issues.

Members of the Foundation, registered students and senior citizens need only contribute €15 for the course. Everyone else contributes €25. It will be held at the NGO Centre in Xewkija.

To watch a short video presentation on the course please see here.

Please send an email on philosophysharinggozo@gmail.com if you would like to enrol.

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    1. anthony zammit says:

      An interview with Rev. Dr Mark Montebello OP
      Mario Schembri Wismayer
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      I ask if Fr Montebello studied abroad. “I studied in Rome where I read philosophy – Plato – and in Madrid where I studied Aristotle. I also studied ecclesiology in Brazil” I ask if he is influenced by the writings and teachings of anybody in particular “There is a branch of philosophy that we call personalism – I adhere to this ideology – that the human person is the most basic- the foundation stone of all that we call reality. Everything is a construct of the mind and that is the fundamental of everything. The human person is the centre of all consideration. If you change the constructs, you can change everything.”

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