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.