Faith, Hope and Love: Theological Virtues for Today
The Rev. Prof. Tony Kelly CSsR will join other leading academics and experts to present a Short Course on ‘Faith, Hope and Love: Theological Virtues for Today’ at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Canberra Campus from July 29.
ACU’s Short Courses deliver the opportunity to explore Christian faith and theology without committing to a full degree. Individuals teaching religious education or working in a Catholic school have the opportunity to gain accreditation towards their professional development.
Senior Lecturer in Theology at ACU Dr Joel Hodge said the University had chosen to focus on what it fundamentally means to be Christian with this series of lectures.
“To be Christian means to live with faith, hope and love – to have faith and hope in God’s love for us in Jesus, and to live that love out in the world. This is an important message at a time of difficulty for the Church in Australia,” said Dr Hodge.
“This short course is meant to re-focus our attention on the fundamentals of Christian faith, especially in the lead-up to the Plenary Council, and encourage us to ask: how can Catholics/Christians live today with faith, hope and love? What does it mean to do so in our context?”
Leading scholars and experts who will present at the Canberra short course will include Dr Ian Elmer (ACU), Dr Damien Casey (ACU), Dr Jo Laffin (ACU) and Rev. Prof. Tony Kelly (ACU).
Topics that will be explored include biblical foundations of the theological virtues; faith, hope and love as theological virtues; faith, hope and love in church history; and faith, hope and love for Christians today.
This course is approved for eight hours towards maintaining accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools (Canberra and Goulburn).
Event: Faith, Hope and Love: Theological Virtues for Today
Venue: ACU Canberra Campus, Blackfriars Building, 223 Antill Street, Watson
Date: Mondays 29 July and 5, 12, 19 August, 6-8pm
Cost: Cost including a Certificate of Participation is $100; attendance only is $50
Registrations: Registrations close on 24 July
For more information and registration details visit: www.acu.edu.au/short-courses-canberra