Christine E. Wood, Ph.D., M.A., B.Sc. Agr.

President of St John Centre for Biblical Studies

Christine E. Wood teaches Biblical and Systematic Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego, and spends a number of months each year in Sydney teaching courses for the St. John Centre for Biblical Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, with a dissertation entitled The Metaphysics and Intellective Psychology in the Natural Desire for Seeing God: Henri de Lubac and Neo-Scholasticism. She earned her M.A. in Theology, as well as a Certification in Catechetics, from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Christine has experience teaching a variety of courses including Introductions to the Old and New Testaments, the Gospel of Mark, Catholic Epistles, Fundamental Theology, Christology and Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Moral Theology, and the Church Fathers, amongst others. Christine has also delivered guest lectures on topics such as ‘The Gospel of Mark Through the Eyes of a Catechumen,’ ‘The Transcendentals of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, and the Mystery of Christ,’ ‘The New Evangelisation and Catechesis,’ and ‘Post-modernism and the New Evangelisation.

Andrew F. Photo of Andrew-3-180Wood, M.A., M.A. (Research), B.Ed.

Director of St John Centre for Biblical Studies

Andrew has given numerous courses and talks on Scripture, Catholic theology, and philosophy in the Sydney region. He has been working in the field of catechetics and adult faith formation since 1998. He received his first Masters in Theology from Holy Apostle’s College and Seminary, Connecticut, USA, and his second Masters in Theology (by Research) from the Australia Catholic University. He received his Bachelor of Education, specialising in Religious Education, from the Australian Catholic University in 1997. For thirteen years, Andrew studied the writings of the great medieval philosopher and theologian, St Thomas Aquinas, at Sydney’s Centre for Thomistic Studies.

Andrew has had ten years experience of teaching Religious Education at secondary level. He has also worked for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney as the Convenor of the Catholic Chaplaincy at Macquarie University for four years. In this role, Andrew worked to evangelise and catechise staff and students at the University. He has tutored Philosophical Ethics at Notre Dame University in Sydney and has lectured courses on Scripture and theology at Sydney’s Catholic Adult Education Centre (CAEC).

Since 2003 Andrew has given parish-level courses in Scripture, theology, and philosophy. Andrew co-founded the St John’s Centre for Biblical Studies in order to promote biblical literacy amongst the Catholic laity and clergy.

Andrew is currently writing his doctoral dissertation at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, on The Theology of Divine Revelation in the writings of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and Saint Thomas Aquinas.