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PACT - Public and Contextual Theology

Papers & Publications

International Journal of Public Theology

CSU’s Public & Contextual Theology Research Centre is now hosting the International Journal of Public Theology. PaCT Professorial Fellow Clive Pearson is the journal’s new Editor-in-Chief and United Theological College Principal Peter Walker is Assistant Editor. The International Journal of Public Theology, produced by the highly regarded E J Brill Publishers in the Netherlands, is a premier journal in its field.

A subscription to the IJPT is a sure way to keep on top of recent scholarship in the field of Public Theology and of supporting the work of PaCT colleagues. Subscriptions can be ordered at and copies of the journal are available from libraries associated with the CSU School of Theology.

Recent publications by PaCT members

Geoff Lindsay and Wayne Hudson (eds), Australian Jurists and Christianity (The Federation Press, 2021)

Virginia Miller, Child Sexual Abuse Inquiries and the Catholic Church: Reassessing the Evidence (Firenze University Press, 2021).

J von Hagen, M Welker, J Witte & S Pickard (eds.) The Impact of the market: On character formation, ethical education, and the communication of values in late modern pluralistic societies. (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 2020)

J von Hagen, M Welker, J Witte & S Pickard (eds.) The impact of religion: On character formation, ethical education, and the communication of values in late modern pluralistic societies. (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 2020)

W Schweiker, M Welker, J Witte & S Pickard (eds.) The Impact of Academic Research on Character Formation, Ethical Education, and the Communication of Values in Late Modern Pluralistic Societies ((Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 2020)

Geoff Broughton, A Practical Christology for Pastoral Supervision (Routledge, 2021).

Jeanette Mathews, Prophets as Performers, (Wipf and Stock, 2020).

Andrew Errington, Every Good Path: Wisdom and Practical Reason in Christian Ethics and the Book of Proverbs (T & T Clark, 2019)

Virginia Miller and Stephen Pickard edited a book with David Moxon, Leaning into the Spirit: Ecumenical Perspectives on Discernment and Decision-making in the Church (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Dzavid Haveric, Muslims Making Australia Home: Immigration and Community Building (MUP Academic, 2019)

Aaron Ghiloni, Islam as Education: Pedagogies of Pilgrimage, Prophecy, and Jihad (Fortress Academic, 2019)

Virginia Miller, The King and a Fool? The Succession Narratives as Satire (Brill, 2019)

Hakan Ҫoruh, Modern Interpretation of the Qur'an: The Contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Jonathan Cole, Christian Political Theology in an Age of Discontent (Wipf and Stock, 2019)

David Reichardt, Cross-cultural Eco-theology in an Indian Ocean Context (ISPCK, 2018)

Scott Cowdell, René Girard and the Nonviolent God (Notre Dame Press, 2018)

Jeffrey W. Aernie, Narrative Discipleship: Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark, (Wipf and Stock, 2018)

Bruce A. Stevens, The Storied Self: A Narrative Approach to the Spiritual Care of the Aged, (Lexington Press / Fortress Academic, 2018)

Benyamin Myers, The Apostles' Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism, (Lexham Press, 2018)

David Neville, The Vehement Jesus: Grappling with Troubling Gospel texts (Wipf and Stock, 2017)

Imaging a Way: Exploring Reformed Pratical Theology and Ethics  Clive Pearson (ed) (Westminster John Knox Press, 2017)

Bruce Kaye, The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom: Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power, (Routledge, 2017)

Elizabeth MacKinlay, The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing 2nd Edition, (Jessica Kingsley Publications, 2017)

William Emilsen, Fighting Spirit: A History of Christianity on Goulburn Island (Mediacom, 2016)

Wayne Hudson, Australian Religious Thought (Monash University Publishing, 2016)

Aaron Ghiloni, World Religions and their Mission (Peter Lang Publishing, 2015)

Julia Pitman, Our Principle of Sex Equality: The ordination of women in the Congregational Church in Australia 1927-1977 (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016)

Jane Foulcher, Reclaiming Humility: Four Studies in the Monastic Tradition (Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2015)

Brian Douglas, The Eucharistic Theology of Edward Bouverie Pusey (Brill, 2015)

Geoff Broughton, Restorative Christ: Jesus, Justice and Discipleship (Wipf and Stock, 2015)

Michael Gladwin, Anglican Clergy in Australia, 1788-1850: Building a British World (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Scott Cowdell et al (eds), Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Rene Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love, and Literature (2 Vols: Bloomsbury, 2014)

Jione Havea (ed), Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

David Neville (ed), The Bible, Justice and Public Theology (Wipf & Stock, 2014)

Wayne Hudson, 'Towards Post-secular Enlightenment', in Sharpe & Nickelson, Secularisations and Their Debates (Springer, 2013)

Michael Gladwin, Captains of the Soul: A History of Australian Army Chaplains (Big Sky Publishing, 2013)

Benjamin Myers, Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams (Continuum, 2012)

Stephen Pickard, Seeking the Church (SCM Press, 2012)

James Haire, Stephen Pickard and Christine Ledger (eds), From Resurrection to Return: Perspectives from Theology and Science on Christian Eschatology (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2008)