School of Theology

Our School of Theology is committed to a distinctive perspective on higher education, one equipping students with the skills and knowledge to engage with the challenges of our contemporary world. Our graduates are leaders, defined by a unique set of values and an understanding of how high ethical standards in decision-making have a positive impact on organisational success, communities and society at large.

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ACU School of Theology

If you are curious about the origin, nature and future of religion in society, theology is for you. It’s for inquisitive and enquiring minds – those eager to probe the foundations of the Christian faith, the development of its central teachings and philosophies, and its relationship with the modern world.

You will be encouraged to explore the meaning of existence and living, and uncover the meaning of “faith seeking understanding”.

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Whatever your stage of life or career, we have a learning opportunity to suit. We offer short courses, certificate and bachelor opportunities, postgraduate coursework programs, professional and research degrees, international study tours, and a wide range of professional development and in-service opportunities.

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Staff profiles

Robyn Hornor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Robyn Horner is a teaching and research academic within the School of Theology, and a member of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI). From 2010 until 2015, she held the position of Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

The aim of Associate Professor Horner’s research is to find new ways of thinking about religious phenomena within contemporary Western contexts. She investigates this area both theoretically and practically, in collaboration with researchers in Belgium on the Enhancing Catholic School Identity Project. She is currently working on a monograph on revelation, and as part of the major project Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic.

Teaching and supervision

  • Enhancing Catholic identity
  • Theological recontextualization
 

Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer

Director of Stakeholder Relations

Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer is the Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and a researcher in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI) at the Melbourne Campus. Before joining ACU in 2011, he earned his doctorate in theology from the University of St Michael’s College in Toronto. He is a chief investigator in the major research program Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic.

Research interests

  • Fundamental theology
  • Theology of grace
  • Interreligious dialogue
  • Bernard J F Lonergan
 

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Annual lectures, talks and conferences

We host a range of events throughout the year, including annual public lectures, international conferences, workshops and research colloquia.

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Professional learning and consulting

Through our Xavier Centre for Theological Formation, we offer tailored professional learning, consulting and faith formation opportunities. 

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