Catechesis and Catholic Religious Education: Distinct Nonetheless Complementary


Abstrakt

Catechesis and religious education are two ways in which the ministry for the education for the faith is exercised, but within different physical contexts and with interlocutors coming from different backgrounds. Moreover, both catechesis and religious education share the same contents, which have been passed on to the interlocutors. This paper seeks to shed some light on the relationship between catechesis and religious education, in terms of their being distinct but at the same time complementary to each other. In this pursuit, we put forward arguments from both directions, those in favour of considering Catholic Religious Education and catechesis as identical and those viewing the two as distinct. The aim is to highlight the specific mission and role of each in education for the faith of the contemporary human being.


Słowa kluczowe

katecheza; religijna edukacja katolicka; formacja wiary

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Opublikowane : 2020-06-26


Sultana, C.-M. (2020). Catechesis and Catholic Religious Education: Distinct Nonetheless Complementary. Verbum Vitae, 37(2), 365-379. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.6498

Carl-Mario Sultana  carl.m.sultana@um.edu.mt
University of Malta  Malta
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4610-8135
Rev. Carl-Mario Sultana, M.A. (University of Malta), S.T.B. (University of Malta), S.T.L. (University of Malta), S.T.L. (Università Pontificia Salesiana), S.T.D. (Università Pontificia Salesiana); Head of Department of Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law; Senior Lecturer; Chair of Catechetics and Religious Education at the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta.





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