BTheol, BA, GCRM, PhD (candidate)
Sarah Bacaller specialises in Christian thought and history, with particular interest in the philosophy of Christian thought. She has experience in contemporary Churches of Christ identity in Australia, and a growing interest in German idealist philosophy. She has a B.Arts with psychology major (Monash), a B.Theol (UD), a GRCT in Research Methodologies, and is currently undertaking a PhD through Western Sydney University. She has German language skills at level B1 (CEFR) and has been the recipient of an ARTFinc theology grant.
Sarah’s work on Churches of Christ identity has included research into the writings of Gordon Stirling, against the methodological backdrop of Gerhard Ebeling’s work. Her current research (PhD) focuses on Hegel’s understanding of the relation between the self and conceptualisations of God, and seeks to bring this into dialogue with attachment theory. She hopes this will lead to further extrapolations in regards to theological language, ethics and method.
Sarah has been tutoring at Stirling Theological College since online study began at the University of Divinity. She has been involved in facilitating student engagement in both online and face-to-face contexts, particularly in introductory theology units. She has given remedial tutoring in study skills and academic writing, and has helped to develop resources for online students.
Sarah is also involved in audiobook narration and performance, and has narrated a number of philosophical texts. These include Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind (Wallace translation), Elizabeth Haldane’s The wisdom and religion of a German philosopher: Being selections from the writings of G. W. F. Hegel (to which Sarah wrote the foreword), and Stephen Curkpatrick’s ‘Less is More: Hegelian Fragments’. She has also edited, collated and narrated selections from Gordon Stirling’s writings, in both textual and audio formats.
Sarah has delivered seminars, public talks and training sessions with Churches of Christ Vic/Tas. She has also been co-editor of the online, open-access student journal of Stirling Theological College, reo: a journal of theology and ministry.