Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Revd Dr Brian Douglas

Revd Dr Brian Douglas

BA (Hons), BD, MTh (Hons), PhD, Dip T.

Brian Douglas is an Anglican priest who is the Rector of Manuka Parish in Canberra. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Theology. Brian's research interests are in sacramental theology, especially Anglican eucharistic theology, liturgy, Anglican foundations and interfaith dialogue. He teaches in these areas at St Mark's National Theological Centre, Canberra. Brian is the author of A Companion to Anglican Eucharistic Theology and is presently completing a book on the eucharistic theology of Edward Pusey.  Both these books are published by Brill.  Brian has also published several articles in his areas of research interest in international and Australian peer-reviewed journals.

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ThL 314 Sacramental Theology
THL315 Anglican Foundations
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue

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Books

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Brian Douglas, 'Pusey, Poetry and Eucharistic Theology', St Mark's Review, 238, 4 (2016), pp. 87-105.
  • Brian Douglas and Jane Douglas, 'Pusey and the Romantic Poets: Some Links to Eucharistic Theology', New Blackfriars.  Available in Early View at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nbfr.12178/full
  • Daniel Fleming, Terence Lovat and Brian Douglas, 'Theology in the Public Square of Australian Higher Education', Journal of Adult Theological Education, 12, 1 (2015), 30-42.
  • Brian Douglas, 'A Critique of Reason for Anglican Eucharistic Theology: Dialogue Approach', New Blackfriars, 96, 1061 (2015), 90-107.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Review of "The Push for Lay Administration of the Lord's Supper"',  St Mark's Review, 226, 4 (2013), 90-101.
  • Brian Douglas, 'The Development of Eucharistic Liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia: Part 1 - A Case Study in Multiformity up to 1995', Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy, 94, 3-4 (2013), 175-195.
  • Brian Douglas, 'The Development of Eucharistic Liturgies in the Anglican Church of Australia: Part 2 - A Case Study in Multiformity - 1995 to the present', Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy, 94, 3-4 (2013) 196-219.
  • Brian Douglas, 'The Many Faces of the Service of Holy Communion in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer', St Mark's Review, 222, 4 (2012), 60-74.
  • Brian Douglas, 'The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: Assessing its Eucharistic theology 350 years on', Pacifica, 25, 3 (2012), pp. 273-287.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission and the Eucharist: Review and Prospects', Journal of Religious History, 36, 3 (2012) 351-367.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Transubstantiation: Rethinking by Anglicans?', New Blackfriars, 93, 1046 (2012) 426-445.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Pusey's "Lectures on Types and Prophecies of the Old Testament": Implications for Eucharistic Theology', International Journal of Systematic Theology, 14, 2 (2012) 194-216.
  • Brian Douglas, 'A Great Thanksgiving modelled on The Apostolic Tradition: A Case Study for Reception of Eucharistic Multiformity in the Anglican Church of Australia', submitted to Questions Liturgiques/Studies on Liturgy, 92 (2011) 112-129.
  • Brian Douglas and Terence Lovat, 'A Sacramental Universe: Some Anglican Thinking', Pacifica, 24, 2 (2011) 190-209.
  • Brian Douglas and Terence Lovat, 'Dialogue Amidst Multiformity - A Habermasian Breakthrough in the Development of Anglican Eucharistic Liturgies', The Journal of Anglican Studies, 8 (2010) 35-57
  • Brian Douglas, and Terence Lovat, 'The Integrity of Discourse in the Anglican Eucharistic Tradition: A Consideration of Philosophical Assumptions', The Heythrop Journal, 51 (2010) 847-861.
  • Brian Douglas and Terence Lovat, 'Theology in Australian Higher Education: The 'Newcastle Model' brings Theology Home to the Academy', Higher Education Research and Development, 29 (2010) 75-87.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Communicative Action: A Way Forward for Inter-Religious Dialogue', Journal of Inter-religious Dialogue.  (2009) Issue 01, Online at: http://irdialogue.org/  See Journal Archive Issue 01
  • Terence Lovat and Brian Douglas, 'Dialogue Amidst Difference in Anglican Eucharistic Theology: A Habermasian Breakthrough', Australian Ejournal of Theology, 9 (2009) March, Online at: http://ogma.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:3515.

Non Peer Reviewed Articles and Publications

  • Brian Douglas, 'Prayer Book Revision Begins in Australia'. Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 5 February, 2015. Opinions at http://www.anglicancg.org.au
  • Brian Douglas, 'Anglican Prayer Books – A Distinguishing Mark', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 28 July, 2014.
  • Brian Douglas, 'What does the Anglican Communion Look Like?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 10 April, 2014.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Towards Holiness – Being and Doing', Online at the website of the Anglian Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 2 March, 2014.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Early Anglicanism – What do we know?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 29 January, 2014, 
  • Brian Douglas, 'Our Toughest Question: What is Anglicanism?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 14 November, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Being Holy – Is perfection a Christian goal', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 22 October, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Understanding the calling of lay ministers', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 11 September, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Rowan Williams on sacramental theology', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 17 July, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Sacraments – a vehicle of God's grace?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 27 May, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Is God the same as Nature?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 9 May, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Word and Sacrament: Finding the Right Balance', Online at the website of the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 23 April, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'A Sacramental Universe Depends on Realism', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 10 April, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Anglicans who reject the Sacramental universe', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 25 March, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Do we live in a sacramental universe?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 12 March, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'Eucharist or Lord's Supper? What in a name?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 12 February, 2013.
  • Brian Douglas, 'What place has the BCP in our Anglican Church?', Online at the website of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 1 February, 2013.

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