BA, BD (Hons), MA, PhD
Chris Mostert is a retired theological teacher but still doing some part-time teaching. Formerly a Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, he was ordained an Anglican Priest in November 2016 and is an Associate Priest in the Parish of Christ Church Brunswick.
After parish ministry in Tasmania for 13 years, Chris began his teaching ministry during missionary service with the Presbyterian Church of Korea. He returned to Australia for a teaching position at the United theological College (Sydney) for nine years, followed by an appointment as Professor of Systematic theology in the Theological College of the UCA in Melbourne, which he held for 17 years. He retired at the end of 2012.
He was President of the Melbourne College of Divinity for two years. He was one of ten inaugural Professors appointed by the University of Divinity in 2012 and was appointed Emeritus Professor in 2014. In 2005 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton for five months.
His research has ranged from topics in Systematic Theology (including the Trinity, Christology, the Church, and the (im)passibility of God) to discussion of theologians and theological movements in the 20th century. Among his writings are a monograph on the theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg, several edited (or co-edited) collections of essays, and an assortment of book chapters and published articles in national and international journals. He continues to write and to examine doctoral theses.
He has taught at Graduate and Undergraduate levels in Melbourne and Sydney and at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Seoul (Korea) and the Free University of Amsterdam. He has taught required and advanced courses in the United Faculty of Theology and, after formal retirement, at the Yarra Theological Union.