CertIV TAA (CDU), BSc (Adel), BSc(Hons) (Adel), BTheol (MCD), GCHE (ACU), PhD (ANU), DTheol (UD)
Rev Dr Simon Wayte MGL is Academic Dean and a lecturer at Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity and a member of the Systematic Theology Department. He is the Dean of Studies at the Missionaries of God’s Love Seminary in Burwood.
Simon completed a doctorate in theology in 2017, supervised by Prof Gerald O’Collins AC SJ, focusing on developing a Christology organised around the concept of presence. Prior to this, Simon completed a PhD in astrophysics at Mount Stromlo Observatory, ANU for which he was awarded the 1990 ANU J.G. Crawford Prize for excellence in PhD theses for his thesis on the Magellanic System.
Simon has worked on the importance of pneumatology in Christology and the indivisible nature of the continuing presence of the risen Christ in the Church and her liturgy with the aid of a holographic analogy. His current research areas include Christology, Ecclesiology, Mariology and the dialogue between faith and science. His most recent publication is: “The Indivisible Totus Christus and the Universal Church.” In Ecclesiology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium, edited by Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, and Peter J. McGregor, 127-151. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2020.
Simon currently teaches Ecclesiology and Mariology to undergraduates and postgraduates at Catholic Theological College. Previously he had taught Values Education at Fatima University in the Philippines (2004-5). Having completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at ACU Simon works to apply the latest developments in the scholarship of teaching and learning to his teaching practice.
A priest of the Missionaries of God’s Love within the Catholic Church, Simon brings his learning to local parishes on weekend supply. Simon is a current member of the College Theology Society, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the Australian Catholic Theological Association.