Theology and Philosophy

Passion of Jesus

Short Course on the Passion of Jesus

How do the New Testament authors understand the Passion of Jesus?

Why was Jesus tried and convicted?

Why did Jesus die?

How to understand the liturgical traditions commemorating Jesus’ Passion?


Wednesday evenings: February 15 & 22 and  March 8 & 15, 2017

6.30-8pm, with refreshments from 6pm.

Topics and Speakers

Wednesday, 15 February:
Saint Paul as the earliest Christian writer on Christ’s death and resurrection (Dr Emmanuel Nathan, ACU Sydney)

Wednesday, 22 February:
The Synoptic Gospel traditions of Christ’s Passion (Dr Ian Elmer, ACU Brisbane)

Wednesday, 1 March: ASH WEDNESDAY (no lecture)

Wednesday, 8 March:
The Gospel of John and the Death of Jesus (Dr Debra Snoddy, Catholic Institute of Sydney)

Wednesday, 15 March:
Liturgical Theology and the Music of the Paschal Triduum (Dr Jason McFarland, ACU Centre for Liturgy)


Australian Catholic University (Strathfield Campus),
25A Barker Road, Strathfield, NSW 2135.

The room details will be announced closer to the date.


  • $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)

* Staff in Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney are eligible for hours to contribute towards maintenance of:

  • Accreditation to work, teach and lead in a Catholic School - Categories A, B and C.
  • Accreditation to teach Religious Education - Category D
  • Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School - Category E