Matthew Beckmann OFM, B.A., LL.B (UQ), B.Theol (MCD), M.A. (St.Bon.U), Ph.D.(Leeds)

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Matthew Beckmann is a Franciscan friar who teaches in the areas of Systematic Theology and Church History.  His interests lie in the interplay of those two disciplines, how historical events shape theology and how theology, in turn, drive history.  He is a medievalist by training but also works with the theological ideas about salvation and redemption, the theology and history of the Franciscan Order and how theological ideas are disseminated and diffused.

He has worked for many years in the area of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation and is part of the University’s Centre for Religion and Social Policy.  He enjoys being back at YTU where he began his theological studies.

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Semester 2 – starts Monday 29th July 2024

Most classes commence the week starting 29th July 2024. We are looking forward to welcoming our new and current students back with both Face to Face and Online classes. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the staff below, if you have any questions.Coursework...

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Student results for S1 – Released Friday 12th July

The University of Divinity is due to release the Student results for Semester 1 on Friday 12th July 2024.You can view your results by accessing Paradigm with your student log on details. Go to on Paradigm (at top of the screen)Type in your...

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Study Atheism in Semester 2

credit: peshkov Bigstockphoto.comAtheism: Varieties of Belief, Disbelief, Unbelief Starts: Monday 29th July 2024Time: 6.00 – 9.00 pmLocation:  Box Hill   (Blended class) Email: with your interest or questions.  Disbelief in God is a complex matter, but...

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Brotherhood Cup Soccer tournament

Once again, the YTU team travelled to Salesian College in Chadstone for the annual “Brotherhood Cup” Soccer tournament, which was held on Saturday 12th May. They fought hard all day with grit and determination and ended in second place. Congratulations to the...

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