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Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience

About Us

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John Knox

CTE is a Postgraduate Research Centre at Macquarie University.

CTE is a research division of Macquarie University's Department of Ancient History.

The Centre has grown out of the Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, established in 1991 at Robert Menzies College. It has an over-a-decade-long demonstrated track record of ongoing research. It has already published 14 books many of which may still be purchased from the Centre and established a valuable archive and library in the history of Australian Christianity to which students of the Centre have access.

In 2005 it was transferred to the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University allowing its students to inquire more fully into the philosophical and cultural origins of modern Christian thought and practice.


The goals of CTE are to:

  • Conduct research into the origins and continuity of the Christian tradition
  • Foster research into Australian Christianity in the light of its background from ancient to modern times
  • Explore the spiritual experience of Christians throughout the ages