Charles Sturt University
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 PACT Assistant Director Peter Walker is now 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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