Dizer Deus numa era pós-secular
: contributo da Educação Moral e Religiosa Católica a partir da reflexão da Unidade Letiva 2 do 9º ano “Deus, o grande Mistério”

  • Michael Johnathan Fernandes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This final report of Supervised Teaching Practice (PES) elaborated in the scope of the Master's Degree in Religious Sciences - specialisation in Catholic Moral and Religious Education aims to expose a reflection on the educational contribution of Catholic Moral and Religious Education at the moment of saying God in an age considered as post-secular. The PES was carried out at EB 2,3 Pedro D'Orey da Cunha and the teaching focused on the 2nd Unit of the 9th grade "God, the great Mystery".
This reflection revolves around the implications that the secularization process has introduced in society, especially in Western society, and what is the place and contribution of religion(s) in the post-secular cultural actuality. Religious teaching is also articulated with the secularity of the State and of education, underlining its legitimacy and the justification for its presence in public schools.
The study culminates with the educational contribution that Catholic Moral and Religious Education offers by exploring the religious phenomenon, enabling students to be able to say God, through the person of Jesus Christ, maximum revelation of the Father, finding in Him the answers to the concerns and the ultimate meaning of human existence.
Date of Award9 Dec 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPaulo Oliveira Fontes (Supervisor) & Cristina Sá Carvalho (Co-Supervisor)


  • God
  • Secularization
  • Religion
  • Secularity
  • Religious education
  • Public school
  • Religious phenomenon
  • Catholic Moral and Religious Education
  • Jesus Christ
  • Meaning of life


  • Mestrado em Ciências Religiosas

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