Thinking for Ourselves for God’s Sake
2023 Learning and Teaching Theology Conference

Keynote Speaker/s

Dr Bella d’Abrera
Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program
Institute of Public Affairs

Dr Kevin Wagner
Lecturer in Theology at the School of Philosophy and Theology
University of Notre Dame

The sixth SCD Learning and Teaching Conference, Thinking for Ourselves for God’s Sake, will be held on 14–15 April 2023.

Dr Bella d’Abrera and Dr Kevin Wagner will be the keynote speakers for the Conference. Each of the two speakers will deliver two keynote addresses.

Dr Bella d’Abrera is the Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. She has a BA in History and Spanish from Monash University, an MA in Spanish from the University of St Andrews, and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge.

Bella is the author of a number of academic works and scholarly articles and specialises in education and skills, faith and society and culture, ideas and liberty and Western Civilisation. She appears frequently in the media and is a regular contributor to The Australian, the Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun and the Spectator Australia.

Dr Bella d’Abrera will deliver the keynote address, Education or Social Engineering?

Dr Kevin Wagner is a lecturer in Theology at the School of Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame Australia, specialising in Patristic Theology, Early Church History, and Scripture.

Kevin’s research expertise is in the area of Patristics, Church History, Evangelisation, and Neo-Platonic philosophy.

Dr Kevin Wagner will deliver the keynote address, Indoctrination or Theological Education?

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