Posted on13 April 2023
Rev Dr Michael Bräutigam announced as Center of Theological Inquiry member
The Australian College of Theology congratulates Rev Dr Michael Bräutigam of the Melbourne School of Theology (MST), one of our affiliated colleges.
He has been announced as a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) program, Inquiry on Thriving in Diverse Contexts: A Study Program on Psychological Science for Researchers in Christian Theology, 2023-25.
CTI is an interdisciplinary research centre in Princeton, NJ, where they seek to enable theology to make an impact on global concerns. It was founded in 1978 by James I. McCord while he was president of Princeton Theological Seminary.
The current inquiry aims to cross-train theologians in those areas of the psychological sciences relevant to the understanding of what thriving is and can be within diverse and resilient lives of spiritual purpose and moral agency. The program will also function as an experimental teaching and research laboratory to develop open-access digital resources for cross-training in psychological science for research in the theology of thriving.
Dean of the ACT, Professor James Dalziel says “Rev Dr Bräutigam’s participation in this program is in alignment with key objectives of the ACT, such as fostering original research and contributing to the wider community through theology and related disciplines. It is our prayer that he will significantly enhance our understanding of a Biblical vision of thriving.”
Rev Dr Bräutigam is the Director of the Centre for Theology & Psychology at MST. He has qualifications in both theology and psychology, lecturing in both. We look forward to learning from his research in conjunction with the program.