BTheol, STB, STL
Michael is a lecturer at Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity, and a member of the department of Systematic Theology and Church History.
After completing a Bachelor of Theology at the University of Divinity in Melbourne, he obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and then completed the Licentiate in Sacred Theology and Patristic Sciences (STL) at the Patristic Institute “Augustinianum,” also in Rome. His licentiate thesis was entitled “The Theology of the Pastoral Office in Augustine’s Sermons de pastoribus in ezechiel xxxiv 1-16, and de ovibus in ezechiel xxxiv 17-31.”
Michael’s research interests are broad, and include church history, patristic theology, ancient languages, the development and theology of ecclesiastical institutions, ministries and hierarchy, Augustine of Hippo, theology of the Christian priesthood, the sacred-secular paradigm, the history and theology of the papacy, and ancient, biblical and patristic anthropology, especially as regards gender.