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Conference on Spiritual Formation 2 to 3 October 2014 at Christ College, 1 Clarence Street Burwood NSW

A Conference on Spiritual Formation will be held on 2 to 3 October 2014  Hosted by the Australian College of Theology to be held at Christ College, 1 Clarence Street Burwood NSW 2134

details can be found at


Book Launch – Jesus Then and Jesus Now

Members of the local ANZATS community are invited to join us for this event at SFC on Thursday, 10 April 2014, as we celebrate the publication of the latest book by Dr Gregory C. Jenks, Academic Dean at St Francis Theological College and Senior Lecturer in the CSU School of Theology:

Jesus Then and Jesus Now: Looking for Jesus, Finding Ourselves
Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2014

The book will be launched by the Revd Dr Nigel Leaves, and copies are now available for purchase at an early bird discount rate that will be available on the day of the launch and through to 15 April.

The venue will be Lecture Room 1, below the Roscoe Library at SFC (233 Milton Road, Milton).

To assist with catering arrangements, please register online for a free ticket.

You are welcome to join us for the book launch at 3.30pm, or else to come at 2.00pm for two presentations in the SFC Research Seminar series:

  • 2.00pm – Richard Tutin (SFC): “Receptive Ecumenism”
  • 2.45pm – Serena Love (UQ Archaeology): “Chemical analysis of sun-dried bricks in ancient structures.”

For other publications by Gregory C. Jenks, see:

You are invited to the next Brisbane ANZATS seminar – August 22 at Malyon College

Please mark in your diaries the date for the next Brisbane ANZATS seminar.
The topic is “the OnLine delivery of Theological education”.
Ian Hussey, who is director of On Line Development at Malyon will speak on the topic.
This seminar will be held on August 22 at Malyon College at Mitchelton from 1pm to 3.30 pm.
There is also an opportunity for others to contribute.
Please pass this information on to all who may be interested.

Theology Research Seminar at ACU on Friday 21 March


The School of Theology at Australian Catholic University invites you to its Research Seminar on Friday 21 March 2014

10am: David Loder (pre-submission seminar for doctoral thesis)

The Spiritual Formation of Queensland Baptist Ministers


11:30 am: Kosta Simic (Confirmation of Candidature Seminar for Doctoral Research)

The Corpus of Hymns Attributed to Germanos I, Patriarch of Constantinople (715-730): Hymns as Tools for Byzantine Identity Information in the Period of Crisis.


12:10 am:  Justin Pigott (Confirmation of Candidature Seminar for Doctoral Research)

Reading Councils Backwards: Challenging Teleological Perspectives of Constantinople’s Rise through Council Canons and Acts 381 – 451.


Australian Catholic University, 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo
Video Conference Room AC.22

RSVP to              Phone: (03) 5336 5393

$200 Post Graduate Conference Bursaries

The Brisbane ANZATS committee are offering two post graduate bursaries of $200 to attend and present at a relevant conference. Applications will be received up to 23 May 2014. Applicants should include a brief one paragraph statement as to why conference participation will be of benefit and background information that supports the proposal. Priority will be given to those who present over those who are just attending, and to those who attend ANZATS related conferences over other conferences. Details of applications will be circulated to each school for ranking. Applications can be forwarded through the member schools, or sent to the Brisbane ANZATS secretary, Dr Sam Hey at

Autoethnography Workshop in Brisbane

During the week of March 24 – 28, St Francis College at Milton is hosting a Qualitative Research Method Workshop on Individual and Collaborative Autoethnography, presented by Heewon Chang, Ph. D., Professor of Organizational Leadership and Education at Eastern University, USA and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Multicultural Education. Professor Chang is the author of: Autoethnography as Method(2008), Spirituality in Higher Education: Autoethnographies (2012), and Collaborative Autoethnography (2013).

The workshop will extend over five (5) days, and numbers are limited. Register online now to secure one of these places. If the cost of the workshop would prevent you from attending, please email Greg Jenks at SFC to discuss options for a concessional charge.

Religious History Association Conference 2014

Religious History Association Conference 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS – “Religion and Conflict”

Posted on December 12, 2013

The Religious History Association, in conjunction with the Centre for the History of European Discourses at The University of Queensland, has great pleasure in calling for papers for the next annual conference of the Religious History Association to be held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, from 8—10 July 2014.

The conference theme is “Religion and Conflict.” Papers addressing all aspects of the theme are invited

Keynote speaker: Professor Emeritus Ron Numbers (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

Proposals will be accepted until 15 March 2014