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Dr Peter Kline

Academic Dean and Lecturer, St Francis College, Milton

Dr Peter Kline

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Dr Peter Kline is the Academic Dean and Lecturer in Systematic Theology at St Francis College, Milton. He has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University, with a special interest in negative theology.

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Reflections Dr Peter Kline Reflections

Liturgy: Making God our home

“Liturgy, then, is not first and foremost about prayer books, or rituals, or religious spaces. All of these things are meant to make audible and visible a reality that is not captured or exhausted by any of them, namely, God’s love for our embodied existence – for our flesh. The challenge of enacting liturgy is to make God’s love tangible amidst actual people and the concreteness of their lived lives,” says Dr Peter Kline from St Francis College

News Academic Dean Dr Peter Kline, Principal The Rev'd Dr Ruth Mathieson and Registrar Dr Sheilagh O'Brien News

St Francis College is joining the University of Divinity

“St Francis College will complete its affiliation with Charles Sturt University in 2023 and begin partnering with the University of Divinity as our higher education provider. The invitation to join the University of Divinity is a new beginning for St Francis College, creating significant and exciting opportunities for growth,” says the Academic Dean, Dr Peter Kline

Dr Peter Kline is academic dean at St Francis College
Reflections

Keeping the irony in atonement

“So how do we talk about Jesus’ death in a way that keeps the irony necessary for a crucifixion to be good news? Perhaps we begin by leaving to one side all the theories and staying with the narratives in the gospels. The basic structure of those narratives is that Jesus returns from death and seeks out relationship with those who in one way or another participated in his death, starting with those most intimate to him,” says Dr Peter Kline from St Francis College

Reflections

What is the human being?

“What this inability to answer definitively the question about what we are shows us is that the humanity of human beings is our exposure to ourselves and to the world as an unfinishable task. Human being is the search for the meaning of our being, a search that we will never exhaust,” says Dr Peter Kline from St Francis College

Video

What does 'hermeneutics' mean and why do I need to know about it?

Hear Dr Peter Kline unpack ‘hermeneutics’, and discuss how meaning is generated in the space between a text and the reader in the context of the Bible, in this ‘Exploring the Bible’ online short course video, produced by St Francis College. The course features 38 short videos under six themes, with reflection/discussion questions for groups or individuals

Reflections

Painting’s blessing: a mysticism of sight

“When I paint, I never think of it as representing the content of my faith, even when I’m painting something religious…painting is for me an act of faith, a way of staying faithful, perhaps to God, or to the open wonder of existence,” says Dr Peter Kline from St Francis College in our ‘How my art intersects with my faith’ series