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Brian Gleeson, a Passionist priest, lectures in systematic theology and is the Head of the Department of Church History and Systematic Theology. He joined the faculty at the beginning of 2001.

Previous appointments were at Catholic Theological College Adelaide (2 years); St Paul’s National Seminary Sydney (13 years); Catholic Theological Union Sydney (8 years); Pius XII Regional Seminary Brisbane (1 year); and Good Samaritan Teachers’ College Sydney (4 years). His postgraduate studies were with the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; the Gregorian University, Rome; and the MCDUniversity of Divinity.

At YTU he has taught the following units:

  • Church and Sacraments
  • Christians, Made not Born
  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Eucharist
  • Together in Faith, Hope and Love: Ecumenism Today.

His doctoral studies were in the area of ecumenical eucharistic theology. Other areas of special interest and research include Christology, ecclesiology, sacramentology and ecumenism in general.

He has recently published the following articles:

  • The Origin of the Church in Jesus Christ and his Mission
  • Commemorating Lumen Gentium: A Short History of a Ground-Breaking Charter
  • Symbols and Sacraments: Their Human Foundations
  • Power-Sharing in the Catholic Church: Making Collegiality Really Happen
  • A Study-Guide to the Document Dominus Jesus (the Lord Jesus).

He is also an active member of ACTA (Australian Catholic Theologians’ Association).

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