UniSQ symposium attracts deep thinkers

The Theology and Jurisprudence Symposium at the University of Southern Queensland.

Toowoomba became a centre for deep thought earlier this month when the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) hosted the annual Theology and Jurisprudence Symposium.

More than 15 speakers from universities around the country gathered at the UniSQ campus on 9 February to present their papers across four topics: Natural Law; Religious Liberty and Constitutionalism; Society, Culture and Theology; and Relating Theology and Jurisprudence.

Event organiser Professor Jonathan Crowe said the fourth annual symposium considered jurisprudence from a variety of theological standpoints and critically examined the reliance of diverse theories of law on theological perspectives.

“UniSQ has a strong concentration of scholars working on the intersection of law and religion,” Professor Crowe said.

“We also host the Australian Journal of Law and Religion, which was first published in 2022.

“Australian law and religion scholarship is known internationally for approaching legal and jurisprudential issues from an explicitly theological perspective.


“This is sometimes called ‘the Australian school’ of law and religion studies. Several of the symposium participants are leading figures in this movement.”

The annual symposium was first held at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney in 2019.

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