Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr William Emilsen

Dr William Emilsen

BSc, Dip Ed (NSW), BD, MA, PhD (Sydney)

William Emilsen lectures in Church History and World Religions at United Theological College (UTC) within the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University and he coordinates the Doctor of Ministry program on that campus. His research interests include Uniting Church, Aboriginal, Indian and Pacific history. He is a founding editor of Uniting Church Studies and is currently writing a commissioned history of Goulburn Island Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land, a history of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress and an interfaith project on religious leadership. He is a senior researcher in the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre.

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Teaching

  • THL319/441 Uniting Church Studies
  • THL131/410 Christianity to 600CE
  • THL220/426 The Diaconate
  • THL 231 Australian Church History
  • THL132 Reformation Europe
  • THL513 Church History Methodology
  • MIN740 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry

 

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Recent publications

  • (with Susan Emilsen et al.) Pride of Place: The History of Pitt Street Congregational Church, Beaconsfield, Vic., Circa, 2008.
  • (with John Squires) Validating Violence—Violating Faith? (Studies in Scripture, Religion and Violence), Adelaide, ATF, 2008.
  • (with Geoffrey Treloar), The Heretics Club, 1916–2006, Sydney: Origen Press, 2009.
  • The Sapphire Blue Light: Prayers of the Early Church, Delhi, ISPCK, 2010.
  • I Believe in God, North Parramatta, UTC Publications, 2011.
  • The Uniting Church in the New Millennium, Wipf & Stock, forthcoming 2013
  • The Uniting Aboriginal and islander Christian Congress, Mellen, forthcoming 2013

 

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