About of the Centre


  • to foster and develop the systematic study of early Christian literature from the first to the eighth century, in the areas of history, philosophy, theology, ethics, politics and social issues
  • to conduct and publish research of an international standard
  • to provide leadership and advice to the University and other tertiary institutions, on matters pertaining to Early Christian Studies
  • to liaise and co-operate with other Centres in relevant fields
  • to seek and raise funds from appropriate sources for research and related activities

Membership is divided into five categories as follows:

  • Any full-time academic staff member or postdoctoral fellow of Australian Catholic University whose specialisation lies in the area of Early Christian literature or history.
  • Members external to the University who have a distinguished scholarly reputation in the area of early Christian literature or history and who may be called on to promote the aims of the Centre as international consultants.
  • Postgraduate research students who have already made significant progress towards their degree.
  • Adjunct members external to the University who may be called on to supervise postgraduate students.
  • Friends and benefactors.