Through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, we offer academic courses in liturgical studies and sacramental theology, such as the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Liturgy) and a liturgy concentration within the Master of Theological Studies.

Our academics supervise students undertaking higher degree research in liturgy, sacramental theology and the sacred arts at masters and doctoral levels through ACU’s research degree programs.

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Undergraduate program

Areas of concentration: Liturgy and Sacraments

Postgraduate programs

Areas of concentration: Liturgy and Sacraments

Higher Degree Research

Areas of concentration: Liturgy, Sacraments and the Sacred Arts

Research students

Higher degree research (HDR) students in liturgy, sacraments and the sacred arts undertake their programs of study through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. Current HDR students are conducting research on a variety of topics.


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Jennifer Wakeling

Thesis title:
Divine resonance: instrumental music as acoustic image in Christian worship

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Daniel McGrath

Thesis title:
Marriage as creative union: A liturgical theology drawn from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.

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Michael Wallace

Thesis title:
Defrosting Christmas: locating the liturgical year in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Centre for Liturgy Postgraduate Scholarship

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