Lehrstuhlvertreter für Systematische Theologie und Ethik

Prof. Dr. Phillip Wayne Tolliday

Phillip Wayne Tolliday
Prof. Dr. Phillip Wayne Tolliday
Lehrstuhlvertretung Systematische Theologie und Ethik (Prof. Leiner)
Leutragraben 1, Raum Stockwerk 15
07743 Jena
Telefon: +49 3641-9-41140
Fax: +49 3641-9-41142


Ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia:

  • Deacon (12 December 1987)
  • Priest (10 December 1988)



  • Ph.D. (Theology) Examined by Harry Wardlaw & Robert Gascoigne, Flinders University, Adelaide 1998
  • B.Th. (Hons) 1st Class Honours, Flinders University, Adelaide 1992
  • B.Th., Flinders University, Adelaide 1998



  • Current - Theological Consultant, Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM)
  • Research Scholar, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University, Canberra
  • 2011 - 2015 Academic Dean of St. Barnabas’ College and Senior Lecturer in Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra
  • Member of the Theological Executive, Charles Sturt University, Canberra
  • 2002 - 2010 Senior Lecturer in Theology, Flinders University, Adelaide
  • 2004 - 2008 Associate Head of School (2005 Acting Head of School) Theology Flinders University, Adelaide
  • 2003 - 2008 Chair of the School Committee on Teaching and Learning, Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Convener of Research Higher Degrees for the School of Theology, Flinders University, Adelaide
  • 2000 - 2001 Associate Priest, Parish of St. Columba, Hawthorn, South Australia
  • 1996 - 1999 Rector, Parish of St Margaret’s, Woodville, South Australia
  • 1992 - 1995 Chaplain and Tutor, St. Barnabas’ Theological College, Belair, South Australia
  • 1989 - 1992 Rector, Parish of St Mary’s, Balmoral, Victoria
  • 1987 - 1988 Curate, Parish of Christ Church, Hamilton, Victoria



1. Providence by Way of Resurrection: A Hope Without Guarantee, Ph.D., diss., Flinders University Collection, 1998.



  • Phillip Tolliday, Maria Palme & Dong-Choon Kim (editors) Asia-Pacific between Conflict and Resolution: Research in Peace and Reconciliation, Vol.3, (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht 2016)
  • Phillip Tolliday & Heather Thomson (editors) Speaking Differently: Essays in Theological Anthropology (Canberra: Barton Books, 2013)
  • Myk Habets & Phillip Tolliday (editors) Trinitarian Theology After Barth, (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2010)



(Not including numerous book reviews.)

1. ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Politics of Indigenous Suffering in Australia’ in Phillip Tolliday, Maria Palme and Dong-Choon Kim (eds), Asia-Pacific between Conflict and Resolution, (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2016).

2. ‘It Seemed Good To Us,’ in Alan Cadwallader (ed), Kaleidoscope of Pieces: Anglican essays on Sexuality, Ecclesiology and Theology, (Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2015).

3. ‘Sociality: A Reading of Bonhoeffer’s Sanctorum Communio,’ in Phillip Tolliday and Heather Thomson (eds), Speaking Differently: Essays in Theological Anthropology, (Canberra: Barton Books, 2013).

4. ‘Karl Barth: Reason Beyond Autonomy?’ in Wayne Cristaudo and Heung-Wah Wong (eds), From Faith in Reason to Reason in Faith: Transformations in Philosophical Theology from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, (Lanham, New York: University Press of America, 2012), 145-160.

5. ‘After Violence and the Anzac Tradition,’ in Andrea Bieler, Christian Bingel and Martin Gutman (eds), After Violence: Religion, Trauma and Reconciliation, (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2011), 120-137.

6. ‘Maurice Blanchot: Suffering and Affliction as Epiphany,’ in ‘The God Who Would Not Die: Theological Remnants and Traces of a Hidden God in Twentieth Century French Thought,’ Culture, Theory and Critique 52 (2011) 199-211.

7. ‘Augustine and Marion: On Reading World and Text as Icon or Idol,’ in Wayne Cristaudo and Heung-Wah Wong (eds), Augustine: His Legacy and Relevance, (Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2010), 263-285.

8. ‘Obedience and Subordination in Barth,’ in Myk Habets and Phillip Tolliday (eds), Trinitarian Theology After Barth (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2010), 136-158.

9. ‘Ecumenical Theology in Australia: A Negotiation between Hope and Pragmatism,’ in Sören Asmus, Patrik Mähling, Simon Paschen, Annegreth Strümpfel and Florian Tuder (eds), Lernen für das Leben – Perspektiven ökumenischen Lernens und ökumenischer Bildung, (Frankfurt am Main: Otto Lembeck, 2010), 265-274.

10. ‘Die Bedeutung der Trinitätslehre für die Ekklesiogie: Eine Analyse des anglikanischen Virginia-Berichts,’ Ökumenische Rundschau 58:4 (2009), 427-442. Trans.

11. ‘Being Anglican in Australia Today,’ in Stephen Lakkis, Stefan Höschele and Stefanie Schardien (eds), Okumene der Zukunft: Hermeneutische Perspektiven und die Suche nach Identität, (Frankfurt am Main: Otto Lembeck, 2008), 161-179.

12. ‘Schrift, Dogma oder Lebenswelt? Zum Phänomen eines erstarkenden Evangelikalismus in der anglikanischen Kirche Australiens,’ Ökumenische Rundshau 57:1 (2008), 34-53. Trans.

13. ‘The Power of the Present: Tillich on Messianism, Apocalypse and Redemption,’ in Wayne Cristaudo and Wendy Baker (eds), Messianism, Apocalypse and Redemption: Twentieth-Century German Thought, (Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2006).

14. ‘Encountering Forgiveness: Conversations with Jeanne Ruff-O’Herne,’ Dialogue Australasia 16 (2006)

15. ‘A Postmodern Interpretation of Forgiveness,’ Dialogue Australasia 16 (2006).

16. ‘Hegel and Biodiversity: Can They Be Friends?’ in Denis Edwards and Mark Worthing (eds), Biodiversity and Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Challenge, (Hindmarsh: ATF Press, 2004).

17. ‘Ecotheology as a Plea for Place,’ in Denis Edwards (ed), Earth Revealing, Earth Healing: Ecology and Christian Theology, (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2001).



  • A history entitled Saint Barnabas Theological College, 1965 -2015: The Last Fifty Years is being researched and I expect to have it completed by the end of 2016.



Courses Taught

  • Anglican Studies (ACD & Flinders)
  • History, Destiny and Hope: Eschatology (ACD & Flinders)
  • Humanity and Grace (ACD & Flinders)
  • God, the Gift and Forgiveness (ACD & Flinders)
  • Introduction to Christian Theology (CSU)
  • Humanity and Difference: Theological Anthropology (CSU)
  • Being the Church (CSU)
  • Sacraments (CSU)
  • The Triune God (CSU)
  • Truth and Knowing: Hermeneutics (CSU—M.Th. Course)


‘Team Taught’ Courses

  • Faith and Revelation (ACD & Flinders)
  • Spirit, Grace and Humanity (ACD & Flinders)



  • 2015 - Consultant Theological for the Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM)



  • 2015 Keynote Speaker, ISS Societies in Transition at the Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies, Germany. ‘Reconciliation: A Negotiation Between Anamnesis and Amnesia.’
  • Workshop, Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies. ‘Feeling Foreign in a Familiar Land.’
  • 2014 Workshop Presenter, Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies. ‘Feeling Out-Of-Place: A Narrative of Indigenous Australia.
  • 2013 Keynote Speaker, ISS Societies in Transition: Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies. ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Politics of Indigenous Suffering in Australia.’
  • 2013 Workshop Presenter: Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies. ‘The Croker Island Exodus: Reflections from the Stolen Generations.’
  • 2012 Speaker, 3 Day Seminar on the Intellectual Tradition in Australian Culture – Friedrich Schiller University, Jena.
  • 2011 Visiting Scientist Winter Semester, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.
  • 2011 Block Seminar on ‘Issues of Indigenous Reconciliation in Australia’ presented to Graduate Students, Carl von Ossietzky University.
  • 2009 Lecture delivered to the Theology Faculty at the Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg.
  • 2008 Presenter at the Missionsakademie, University of Hamburg.
  • 2003 - 2007 Co-editor, Dialogue Australasia
  • 2007 Presenter at LEST, Leuven. ‘Anglican Ecclesiology – A View from the Antipodes.
  • 2005 Presenter at LEST, Leuven, ‘Godhead in Hiding: Altizer on Total Presence and Incarnation.’
  • 2004 - 2005 Assessor Course Accreditation – Flinders University
  • 2004 Speaker at the Dialogue Australasia Colloquim, Adelaide. ‘Truth and Tolerance.’
  • 2003 Speaker at the Council of Christians and Jews. ‘The Impact of the Shoah on Contemporary Christian Theology.’
  • 2002 Speaker at the ‘Living Stones’ Conference, Adelaide. ‘Developing a Theology of Ministry – Engaging with the Anglican Primate.’
  • 2001 Speaker at the Council of Christians and Jews. ‘Smothered Words: Christian Theology Confronts the Abyss of Evil with reference to the Thought of Levinas, Jabes and Blanchot.’
  • 2001 Speaker at the Clergy School of The Murray Diocese. ‘The Akedah.’
  • 2000 Speaker at the 5th International Conference on Grief, Bereavement and Trauma, Jerusalem. ‘The Seduction of Trauma.’