Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM
MA (CUA) PhD (Monash)

Senior Fellow
Professor
Department of Church History
Department of Pastoral and General Studies

Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM is a Senior Fellow of Catholic Theological College and member of the Department of Church History and the Department of Pastoral and General Studies.  He lectures in Church History and Christian Spirituality.  He is a priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (omi).
 
The Undergraduate units he teaches include:
The Postgraduate units he teaches include:
 

He holds a Master of Arts from the Catholic University of America and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Monash University.

He was the first Master of Catholic Theological College and served two further terms as Master (1972-76; 1992-94; 1998-2002). He was also President of the University of Divinity (1975-77), and Provincial of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (1976-83).  He has taught Reformation History and Christian Spirituality at Monash University, and English Spirituality at Trinity College in the University of Melbourne, and at the Centre for Christian Spirituality, Randwick NSW.  
 
His publications are as follows: A journal, Christian Spirituality as an Academic Discipline, Australian Catholic Record and John Henry Newman of Developing Spirituality (2012).

His main academic interests are the Oxford Movement and the English tradition of spirituality. He has published works on Julian of Norwich and The Cloud of Unknowing and many articles on modern history and the history of English Spirituality. His most recent publication is a book entitled John Henry Newman of Developing Spirituality.

In 2004 he was made a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for services to theological education.
 

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