Theology and Philosophy

The Passion of Jesus

An opportunity to explore the accounts of Jesus’ trial, suffering and death in the lead-up to Lent and Easter:

  • How do each of the Gospels understand the Passion of Jesus?
  • Why was Jesus tried and convicted?
  • What is the meaning of Jesus’ suffering?
  • Why did Jesus die?

Explore the world of Christianity with experts from the School of Theology at ACU.

Topics and Speakers

Wednesday 8 March: Introducing Passion Narratives and the Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Matthew
Dr Michael Theophilos

Wednesday 15 March: The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke
Dr Elizabeth Dowling RSM

Wednesday 22 March: The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Mark
Rev Prof Francis Moloney SDB

Wednesday 29 March: The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of John, with theological synthesis
Dr Drasko Dizdar


6-8pm (Refreshments from 6pm, lecture starts at 6:30pm).


Christ Lecture Theatre, ACU Melbourne Campus, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.


  • $100 for those requiring a Certificate of Attendance*
  • $50 attendance only
  • Free for all current ACU students (not requiring a Certificate of Attendance for accreditation purposes)

* This Course has been approved for 6 hours towards “Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School” (4 hours for Category C and 2 hours for Category A).



This course does not involve assessment and is not for university credit. It is a general introduction and is open to the public.

For more information, or to discuss alternative methods of payment, please email Dr. Joel Hodge.