ACU's Dr Anne Hunt wins ATF Book Prize

Thursday, 1 March 2007

1 March, 2007: Australian Catholic University (ACU) congratulates staff member Associate Professor Anne Hunt on winning this year's Australian Theological Forum (ATF) Book Prize.

Dr Hunt, who is Rector of ACU’s Ballarat Campus (Aquinas) and a lecturer in systematic theology, received the award for her book Trinity: Nexus of the Mysteries of Christian Faith.

Trinity, chosen from six finalists, explores the history of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, from early church teachings through to contemporary theology.

ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan AO said he was delighted that Dr Hunt’s book had been awarded such a prestigious honour.

“The ATF Book Prize is the premier award for Australian theological authors and, as one of ACU’s distinguished theologians, Dr Hunt is a fitting winner of the prize,” Professor Sheehan said.

“I warmly congratulate Dr Hunt on receiving this prestigious award.  It recognises the quality of her scholarship and makes a very important contribution to the profile of ACU in the literary arena.”

Dr Hunt examines in a very scholarly and professional way both the Western and Eastern traditions of the Trinity in her book.

The ATF praised the book for embracing the knowledge of the various schools of Christianity, and acknowledged its suitability as a class text at undergraduate theological student level.

According to the ATF, its Book Prize is awarded each year to the most outstanding theological book written by an Australian author in any area of theology.

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