ACU staff are invited to participate in upcoming short courses in Theology commencing in August in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Strathfield.
Our popular short courses are engaging and an accessible way of learning more about the bible, theology, sacraments and Catholic social teaching.
Each short course consists of one evening session per week over four weeks.
Upcoming short courses
Celebrating Sacraments: Acts of the Spirit, Work of the Church Dates: 2, 9, 16 and 23 August
What does baptism initiate us into?
What does Confirmation add to Baptism?
How do Matrimony and Holy Orders transform us for service?
Explore what the rituals, prayers and symbols of Catholic sacraments teach us about how to live out our faith with Most Rev Peter Comensoli, Msgr Peter Williams, Prof Clare Johnson and Dr Jason McFarland.
Read more about the topics and speakers in Strathfield.
This short course is co-sponsored by the ACU Centre for Liturgy.
*Venue is The Function Room (600.G.04-05), Edmund Rice Building, ACU Strathfield Campus, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield.
Sacraments Dates: 2, 9, 16 and 23 August
What are sacraments?
What is sacramentality?
What do Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation mean?
Learn about the sacraments in the Christian tradition with Assoc Prof Robyn Horner, Dr Drasko Dizdar, Dr Gemma Cruz and Dr Joel Hodge.
Read more about the topics and speakers in Melbourne.
Learning to Think Theologically: Pope Francis’ Witness and TeachingDates: 7, 14, 21 and 28 August
How can we think theologically with Pope Francis?
How are Pope Francis’ actions and teaching formed by his theological way of thinking?
In what way do Pope Francis’s spirituality and background form his theology
Reflect on the skills and insights that Pope Francis is offering with Rev Assoc Prof Orm Rush, Assoc Prof Jamie Calder SJ, Rev Dr Anthony Mellor and Dr Sandie Cornish.
Read more about the topics and speakers in Brisbane.
Interpreting the Bible Dates: 7, 14, 21, and 28 August
How can the bible be interpreted?
What is the importance of historical and literary context?
What meanings can be drawn for today?
Explore the world of the bible with Dr Gareth Wearne, Dr Antonia Pizzey, Dr Alan Cadwallader and Dr Michael Theophilos.
Read more about the topics and speakers in Canberra.
The registration cost for each short course is $50 per person (or $100 per person if requiring a Certificate of Attendance for accreditation purposes) and free for all current ACU students (not requiring a Certificate of Attendance for accreditation purposes) Please register via the website.