Rev. Dr Michael Trainor AM
MA (CTU, Chicago) MEd (Boston College) DTheol (MCD)
Department of Biblical Studies
Rev. Dr Michael Trainor AM is a lecturer at Catholic Theological College and is a member of the Department of Biblical Studies. He lectures on the The Book of Revelation at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
He holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Literature and Languages from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, USA, a Masters of Education from Boston College in Boston, USA, and a doctorate in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity. 
He is a Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Australian Catholic University, Adelaide and Adjunct lecturer, Department of Theology, Flinders University, South Australia. Michael is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Australian Catholic Biblical Association, Australian College of Educators, an Executive Board member of the International Council of Christians and Jews; co-chair of the South Australian Council of Christians and Jews; co-chair of the South Australian Uniting Church and Roman Catholic Dialogue, He is also a priest assisting in the parish of Lockleys, South Australia.
His current academic and research interests include: The interface of culture, archaeology, sociology, and New Testament; biblical hermeneutics; models of learning and leadership from the earliest households of Jesus followers.
His publications include: The Quest for Home: The Household in Mark's Gospel. Collegeville, Minnesota-2001, 'Celebrating Biodiversity: The hymn to Christ in a Letter from Ancient Colossae (Col 1:15-20) - 2001,' Biodiversity & Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Challenge - 2004, Journeying with the Christ: An Ecumenical resource from the Gospel of Mark - 2005, "The rise and fall of the European recovery of the Ancient site of Colossae" in Uluslararasi Denizli ve Çevresi Tarih ve Kültür Sempozyrumu (International Symposium on the Hisory and Culture of Denizli and its Surroundings) - 2007, Epaphras: Paul's Educator at Colossae, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press - 2008, About Angels: Companions in our Quest for God - 2009, "The Quest for the 'Perfect Tile': Fundamentalism in Roman Catholicism," in Fundamentalism in the Modern World. Volume 2, Fundamentalism and Communication: Culture, Media and the Public Sphere - 2011, About Earth's Child: An ecological listening to the Gospel of Luke - 2012, and The Body of Jesus and Sexual Abuse: How the Gospel Passion Narratives inform a Pastoral Response--2014.