The ACT Monograph Series (Series Editor Graeme R. Chatfield) provides a forum for publishing quality research theses and studies by its graduates and affiliated college staff in the broad fields of Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Practical Theology. The ACT selects the best of its doctoral and research masters theses as well as monographs that offer the academic community, scholars, church leaders and the wider community uniquely Australian and New Zealand perspectives on significant research topics and topics of current debate.
The ACT also provides opportunity for contributors beyond its graduates and affiliated college staff to publish monographs which support the mission and values of the ACT.
Dr Paul Taylor, Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) offers an appreciation of the history and content of the new Catholic hymnal for Australia.Catholic Worship Book II—A new liturgical music resource for Catholic Parishes and Communities in Australia. Read here.
MSP recently published Dr John Collin’s book on the problems of clericalism and the understanding of Ministry which is often cited these days as being at the heart of the crisis in the Church.
Dr Claire Renkin (who heads the Department of Christian Thought and History at the Yarra Theological Union at the University of Divinity in Victoria) gave the address at the book launch and we link to it here as it provides a good overview of why this book is valuable and timely.
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Rev Dr Mark Worthing has released a new book entitled Martin Luther: a Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard which explores his passionate and fiery character and introduces us to a colourful cast of friends and enemies, explaining the complex politics of church and empire.
Here is what Rev Dr Lynn Arnold, former Premier of South Australia, had to say about it.
Ordinary Saints is a book about saints who are alive now, and whose everyday acts of kindness and goodness announce that God is at work in the world. Like Jesus, their Master, they are the message, the messenger, and the working model of the kingdom of God, in a lesser key.