Short courses in theology

ACU staff are invited to participate in the upcoming Short Courses in Theology Series commencing July 2019 in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and North Sydney.  Online registration is required and is free for ACU staff.  Our popular short courses are engaging and accessible ways of learning about the bible, theology, and world religions.  Each short course consists of one evening session per week over four weeks.  If you’re looking for professional currency with Catholic schools, you can gain hours towards your professional development accreditation.

Upcoming short courses

Brisbane: Women in the Church: Re-exploring scripture, tradition, canon law and history
17, 24, 31 July and 7 August 2019
Learn more about the presence and participation of women in the Church and the nature and significance of such participation across different areas of church life.

This short course explores:

  • Women in scripture
  • Women in Australian Church history
  • Women and cannon law
  • Women and Theology – Key to a future

Read more about the topics and speakers in Brisbane.


Canberra: Faith, Hope and Love: Theological virtues for today
29 July and 5, 12, and 19 August 2019
Learn about the fundamentals of Christian faith and reflect on how Christians today can live with faith, hope and love?

This short course explores:

  • The Biblical foundations of the theological virtues
  • Faith, hope and love as theological virtues
  • Faith, hope and love in church history
  • Faith, hope and love for Christians today

Read more about the topics and speakers in Canberra.


Melbourne: The Bible and belief: Truth, authority and religious commitment in the 21st century
7, 14, 21 and 28 August 2019
What does it mean for Christians today to believe in the Bible in the context of trends such as cultural relativism, ‘fake news’, and a 'post-truth' society?

This short course explores:

  • Alternative facts, fake news and the search for truth
  • Mind the Gap: The Bible and belief
  • Before the Bible: Coming to terms with the plurality of the Biblical tradition.
  • A-dieu to truth?

Read more about the topics and speakers in Melbourne.


North Sydney: The Bible and belief: Truth, authority and religious commitment in the 21st century
31 July and 7, 14, 21 August 2019
What does it mean for Christians today to believe in the Bible in the context of trends such as cultural relativism, ‘fake news’, and a 'post-truth' society?

This short course explores:

  • Alternative facts, fake news and the search for truth
  • Mind the Gap: The Bible and belief
  • Before the Bible: Coming to terms with the plurality of the Biblical tradition.
  • A-dieu to truth?

Read more about the topics and speakers in Nth Sydney.


Further information

Please register via the website.  For more information please email shortcourses.ftp@acu.edu.au or visit the website www.acu.edu.au/theology/shortcourses.


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