The cooperative is a project in public collaboration in the spirit of public theology. Drawn from the life of the Uniting Church in Australia, together we are asking, what does it mean to think the common good in our time and in our place? And who are the voices Christian theology has yet to listen to?
To explore these questions, we have established a number of focus areas, including academic research, public events and conferences, a Summer and Winter School, a publishing arm, and digital dialogue across our website and podcast. We want to make room for otherwise impossible conversations and hope you can join us.
Dr Janice McRandal
Dr Janice McRandal is a feminist theologian who works with critical theory to explore themes of systematic theology alongside politics and popular culture. Having worked in theological education for over a decade, Janice brings a wealth of experience in research and leadership. Along with her academic writing and research supervision, Janice provides oversight for the cooperative, developing a space for a broad and interdisciplinary public theology throughout the cooperative's programs and research streams.
Enquiries regarding research supervision can be made to [email protected]
Contested Theology: bodies, sport, and motion. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming 2022.
Whistling in the Dark: on the theology of Craig Keen, co-edited with Stephen John Wright. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, forthcoming 2021.
Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
Christian Doctrine and the Grammar of Difference: a contribution to feminist systematic theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
“The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude”. In The International Journal of Systematic Theology. Vol 21, Issue 2. (2019), 223-225.
“Subject to Spirit: The Promise of Pentecostal Feminist Pneumatology and Its Witness to Systematics”. In Pneuma 35:1 (2013), pp 48-60.
“A Free Man’s World: Open Theism and the Feminist Critique of Autonomy”. In Aldersgate Papers 9 (2011).
“Sarah Coakley: Systematic Theology and the Future of Feminism”. In Pacifica 24:3 (2011), pp. 300-314.
“Struggled For and Not Possessed: Language for the Divine and the Apophatic Turn”. In St Mark’s Review 215 (2011), pp. 71-86.
We are delighted to announce our 2021-2022 cooperative fellows; each collaborating with the cooperative over the coming year and each an important contributor to public theology in Australia.
Academic Dean and Associate Professor, Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity
Stockdale Lecturer in Ethics, Trinity College, University of Divinity
Principal, Grace College, the University of Queensland
Australian College of Theology
Research fellow, Trinity Methodist Theological College
Head of the Australia First Nations Program, World Vision Australia
Wesley Mission Queensland
St Kilda Elsternwick Baptist Church, and University of Divinity
St Stephens Uniting Church
We are also delighted to collaborate with the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies, promoting the work of the ACFT and co-hosting events that engage the intersections of feminist and public theologies.