NEWS

Knox Public Lecture

The annual Knox Public Lecture is an important date in the calendar of Catholic Theological College. It commemorates the life and ministry of the founder of The College, the late James Robert Cardinal Knox, fifth Archbishop of Melbourne. In 2019, the Knox Lecture will be given by Dr Trudy Dantis on Wednesday 21 August.  Read more...

Tolle Lege   

Current Issue: July 2019. Previous issues available. read more...

2019 Prize Winners 

CTC and UDiv recognise student achievement each year with the following prizes. Read more... 

CTC Orientation

This informal gathering provides an opportunity for new students to meet staff and become acquainted with the teaching and student facilities at CTC.

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CTC Open Day

In 2019 the Open Day will be held on Wednesday 6 November. Read more... 

International Biblical Research Conference

On 18 May 2018 the Master of the College, Very Rev. Assoc. Professor Shane Mackinlay welcomed our International guests and keynote speakers, Professor John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation and Professor Adela Yarbro Collins, Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, both of Yale University to CTC.

This research day was divided into a morning and afternoon session.
 
In the morning Prof. John J. Collins unravelled the complexities in his paper entitled "Is there Mysticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls?" and two local scholars, Em. Prof. Brendan Byrne SJ and Dr Kylie Crabbe wrestled with the concept of mysticism in their responses. After some repartee between the speakers the discussion was opened to questions from over 60 attendees.
 
Similarly in the afternoon Prof. Adela Collins grappled with "Paul, Jewish Mysticism and Spirit Possession". Her respondents, Rev. Prof. Francis Moloney SDB AM and Dr Catherine Playoust, engaged in critical conversation with Adela teasing out the notion of applying mysticism to first century contexts. Further general discussion ensued.
 
This was an excellently focused day of biblical research at its best. CTC is grateful for the collaboration of the Institute of Religion and Critical Inquiry ACU and the support from research funds of the University of Divinity. The organisers, Dr Kris Sonek OP and Dr Rosemary Canavan, are delighted that the speakers happily agreed to be recorded to allow access to this marvellous event to those who were unable to attend on the day.

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