Interested in exploring theology, the bible and world religions?

Published: Tuesday 31st January 2017

ACU staff are invited to participate in upcoming short courses in Theology commencing in February / March in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Strathfield.

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.

Upcoming short courses

Brisbane: 13, 20, 27 February and 6 March 2017
From Incarnation to Easter: Re-imagining Catholic Sacramentality

This short course explores:

  • Why do we need rituals or the sacraments?
  • Is the Eucharist a place of celebration or evangelisation?
  • What does Baptism mean for Salvation?
  • What is sin? Do I have to go to confession?

Read more about the topics and speakers in Brisbane.

Canberra: 13, 20, 27 February and 6 March 2017
Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection

An opportunity to explore the most important events of Christian faith in the lead-up to Lent and Easter:

  • What is the meaning of the Last Supper?
  • Why did Jesus suffer and die?
  • What does it mean that Jesus descended into hell?
  • What does the Resurrection actually mean?

The course follows the events of the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday), as they are reflected in the Apostles' Creed: That Jesus "suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead."

Read more about the topics and speakers in Canberra.

Melbourne: 8, 15, 22 and 29 March 2017
The Passion of Jesus

This is 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?

Read more about the topics and speakers in Melbourne.

Strathfield: 15, 22 February and 8, 22 March 2017
The Passion of Jesus

This short course will explore:

  • 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?

Read more about the topics and speakers in Strathfield.


The registration cost for each short course is $50 per person (or $100 per person if requiring a Certificate of Attendance for accreditation purposes). Please register via the website.

Further information

Please email shortcourses.ftp@acu.edu.au or alternatively you may visit the website www.acu.edu.au/theology/shortcourses.

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