He is Rev. Dr Czar Álvarez OSA. He completed his religious studies and academic formation in Rome: a licentiate from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and a doctorate in theology from the Augustinian. Presently he is a member of the San Agustin Centre of Studies at Quezon City near Manila, and also works at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City. He is active in teaching, writing scholarly articles, and giving academic seminars and spiritual retreats.
At the Catholic Institute of Theology in Sydney, the course until he offers can either by audited or taken for credit. It will introduce students to St Augustine, his life and works, and the world in which he lived. This involves the fundamental historical and cultural milieus of Manichaeism, Scepticism, Neo-Platonism, Donations, Pelagianism and Aryanism. Theological topics then studied include soteriology, sacraments, grace, creation, evil, knowledge of God, Trinity and ecclesiology.
Registration for this course closes on 23 January 2014. Contact the office of the academic registrar at the Catholic Institute of Sydney by telephoning (02) 9752 9500 or by faxing (02) 9746 6022. The Institute’s website is www.cis.catholic.edu.au To see the poster at left in its full size, click here.