O contributo do conceito de felicidade em S. Agostinho para lecionação da «Unidade Letiva 3
: Projeto de Vida»

  • Filipe André Sousa Rodrigues (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This essay about «The contribution of the concept of happiness in St. Augustine to teaching “Unit 3: The project of Life”» has the purpose of suggesting alterations to the Religious Studies syllabus based on the inspiration of St. Augustine, taking into account, namely his concept of happiness and other additional concepts. The former concept, present in all of St. Augustine’s work, is considered a goal only fully achieved through God and a task that implies living an ordained love which marks inwardness, guides to the discovery of Godin the most profound knowledge of one self, regarding the relationships we have with others and all material things. Thus, reflecting St. Augustine’s view of happiness, let us move forward in Integral Anthropology, that values and involves each human dimension in the construction of the project of life with meaning and guidance. To achieve this goal, we will develop this essay in three chapters. The first,contextualising the Supervised Teaching Practice (PES), that will reflect the workaccomplished during the Teaching Training Programme in D. Fernando II School (Monte da Lua Schools); in the second, we will study St. Augustine’s concept of happiness, focusing on philosophical and biblical foundations and through the analysis of the different topics of the subject in his work; in conclusion, we will present our pedagogical approach, suggesting alterations do the Religious Studies syllabus which will be taken into consideration when defining the first lesson plan.
Date of Award22 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIsidro Lamelas (Supervisor) & Juan Ambrosio (Co-Supervisor)


  • Happiness
  • Project of life
  • Inwardness
  • God
  • Values
  • Ordained love
  • Patristic
  • Augustine
  • Religion Studies (EMRC)


  • Mestrado em Ciências Religiosas

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