Current Research Areas
We are proud of the growing research culture within our affiliated colleges. The Australian College of Theology currently offers four research degrees: Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Theology. Our faculties are research active, valuing publishing as a contribution that they make to the consortium and to wider scholarship. Our academics are producing books, chapters, articles, papers and other research outputs across a variety of fields, and these are detailed in our annual Research Reports.
Since 2014 we have published the ACT Monograph Series in partnership with Wipf & Stock Publishers. The Monograph Series seeks to publish quality research theses and studies. We have also collaborated with the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University to produce a series of books of New Testament scholarship.
Nexus is the ACT research magazine. It goes out to all those in the ACT research community. It provides a place to communicate news and discuss ideas of interest to researchers in the Australasian theological academy. It contains reviews and in-depth articles. It also lists recent publications and coming events. It is also a good way to find out what is happening within the ACT and its affiliated colleges.
As with other academic institutions globally, the Australian College of Theology values publication as a way to share the knowledge arising from research undertaken by our faculty and others. We collect publication data each year as one way to measure our research output, and produce a research report to summarise this data. This report includes publications which are judged to be original research scholarship.
The research report also includes the research currently being undertaken by our postgraduate students, revealing future areas of research within the consortium and the wider Australasian theological academy.
A number of the ACT Colleges have areas of specialisation and established Centres of Excellence. These are listed below.