Dr Josephine Laffin
BA(Hons), MA Adel, BTh Flin, PhD Adel
Jo is Senior Lecturer in Church History at Flinders University and Catholic Theological College of SA.
Jo is a parishioner at St Therese’s Church, Colonel Light Gardens.
Areas of Teaching:
The History of Christianity: early, medieval, reformation and modern.
‘Matthew Beovich, Archbishop of Adelaide', University of Adelaide, 2006
Research Activities and Interests:
Life writing, Australian Catholic history, Christian spirituality, Christian art history.
"What does it mean to be a Saint?", Editor, Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2010
"Matthew Beovich : A Biography", Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2008
“Calling God Back to the Council Chambers”: An Archbishop’s Response to World War Two’, Journal of the South Australian Historical Society, no. 35, 2007, pp. 82-92.
‘The Public Role of Bishops: Matthew Beovich, the ALP Split and the Vietnam War’, Australasian Catholic Record, vol. 84, no. 2, 2007, pp. 131-144.
‘Beovich, Matthew’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, ed. Diane Langmore, Melbourne University Press, 2007, pp. 87-8.
‘Australian Catholic History—Developing or Declining?’ Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, vol. 27, 2006, pp. 59-63.
Review of Nicholas Atkin & Frank Tallett, Priests, Prelates & People: A History Of European Catholicism Since 1750, Oxford University Press, New York, 2003, in Colloquium, vol. 37, 2005, pp. 217-220.
Review of Malcolm Lambert, Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation, 3rd edition, Blackwell, Oxford, 2002, in Colloquium, vol. 36, 2004, pp. 218-220.
‘Tracing Mary Through History’, Champagnat, Journal of Marist Education, vol. 6, May 2004, pp. 35-54.
‘The Archbishop of Adelaide at Vatican II’, Australasian Catholic Record, vol. 80, no. 3, 2003, pp. 319-333.
The Duffer’s Guide to Theology, Marshall Pickering, London, 1997.
The Duffer’s Guide to the Old Testament, Marshall Pickering, London, 1996.
The Duffer’s Guide to the Medieval Church, Marshall Pickering, London, 1995. Also published as Pippin und die Papste, Brendow Verlag, Moers,1996.
The Duffer’s Guide to the Early Church, Marshall Pickering, London, 1995. Also published as Augustinus & Co, Brendow Verlag, Moers, 1995; and Alt Du Skulle Vilja Veta Om Fornkyrkan Men Inte Vagat Fraga Om, Bokforlaget Libris, Orebro 1996.
‘What Happened to the Last Judgement in the Early Church?’, Studies in Church History, vol. 45.