MCD University of Divinity (Melbourne College of Divinity)
The Melbourne College of Divinity (MCD) was established by an Act of the Victorian Parliament on 17 December, 1910. MCD represents the Church of England, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, Churches of Christ, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting churches.
The MCD operates within a federated structure. The Recognised Teaching Institutions of the MCD engage in the teaching and learning activities of the College.
Through the federated structure, the MCD lives out its fundamental commitment to ecumenical co-operation in theological education in a way which enables each member institution to be true to its heritage and commitments yet open to the enrichment of engagement with others committed to the same journey.
The MCD has a widely-acknowledged reputation as an institution which, for over 100 years, has been committed to implementing the best principles of good governance. The primary purpose of the MCD is to conduct scholarly activity in teaching, learning and research in a climate of free and open intellectual inquiry.
MCD faculty members are well qualified academically and, in addition to their teaching and research responsibilities, are often involved in significant ways in the life of the churches and religious orders associated with the MCD.
MCD courses have been developed over many years by committees comprising internal and external academics, Church and community stakeholders, past and present students. A dynamic and thriving research community continues to grow at the MCD, building upon and enhancing an international reputation for scholarship and academic rigour that has been established throughout the last hundred years.
Vision of MCD
Recognised nationally and internationally, the Melbourne College of Divinity is committed to pursuing the highest standards in teaching and research in Christian theology and ministry. The College offers scholars and students alike the opportunity to anchor their faith in understanding and, in a spirit of dialogue, to engage with other religious traditions and wider social contexts.
Objects of the College
The objects of the College include:
- The pursuit of the highest standards in teaching and research in Divinity and associated disciplines;
- The offering to scholars and students of Divinity of the opportunity to anchor their faith in understanding, and in a spirit of dialogue to engage with society;
- To respect, encourage, challenge and inform students who come to the College to learn;
- To respond to the academic needs of the churches, and to promote their integrity;
- To address issues from a sound reasoned theological viewpoint and to offer society opportunities for dialogue with traditions and values that have been refined over centuries;
- To aid, by research and other appropriate means, the advancement and development of knowledge and its practical application to the churches, wider academic and community life, and public policy;
- To confer degrees, diplomas and certificates and other awards in Divinity and associated disciplines.
21 Highbury Grove, Kew,
21 Highbury Grove, Kew,
Phone: +61 3 9853 3177
Fax: +61 3 9853 6695
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