A pathway-focused theological educator, we provide a distinctive Lutheran theology within the wider Christian tradition. Our graduates are equipped to think imaginatively about issues that affect life in the church and the contemporary world.
We welcome students of all ages, offering high-quality learning and teaching to prepare our students to be effectual workers and leaders who bring life and renewal in the context they serve. You will learn from teachers who care about students, the mission of the church, and the ministries to which people are called.
Come and join us on a transformative, enjoyable, empowering journey of discovery.Reverend James Winderlich, Principal
The theological position of ALC is that of the LCA as contained in the confessional paragraph of its constitution. All our theology has its beginning and centre in the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news that God accepts sinners unconditionally and forgives them because of Christ. This central teaching of Scripture is spelt out most clearly in the doctrine of justification by faith, which has always been foundational for the Lutheran Church. This states that people, alienated from God because of sin, are put right with God (or justified) through faith in Christ. The Lutheran Church holds that the doctrine of justification is the proper key to unlocking the message of the Scriptures. Read more about ALC’s history
Research Spotlight on Dr Eric Trozzo
Dr Eric Trozzo speaks to VOX about his innovative work in postdigital theory and theology, why religion in an important contributor to envisioning new possibilities, and how digital technologies shape our faith practices and experience of the sacred.
Recent publications from the University of Divinity research community – 2022
The University of Divinity research community recently gathered in person for the annual Research Conference. During the conference, we celebrated publications written by our academics, honorary researchers and HDR students that had been published in the last 12 months (since the previous Research Conference). We invite you to explore the books below.
ALC is well situated in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Founded in the 1830s, and with a population of over one million, Adelaide offers students and visitors a wealth of opportunities and experiences.
Adelaide locations within a 20-minute walk include Adelaide Oval, Rundle Mall, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the South Australian Museum.
Church offices and agencies either adjoin the campus or are a minute or two away. These include the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) Churchwide Office, the Lutheran Laypeople’s League, and the offices of the South Australia/Northern Territory District of the LCA.
ALC is located on the sovereign and unceded country of the Kaurna nation. We pay our respects to their elders, who have cared for this country since its creation, and commit ourselves to work towards a more just settlement for all Indigenous people.
- Student centre with meeting spaces and kitchen facilities
- Quiet study spaces and computers available in the library
- Free WiFi
- Chapel: services are run daily during semester and the space is otherwise generally available for private prayer
- Outdoor common areas
- Tennis court
- Onsite parking
ALC Library, formerly known as Löhe Memorial Library, supports the learning, teaching and research needs of students and staff of Australian Lutheran College and the wider University of Divinity. With access to a wide range of print and electronic resources, we serve ALC students throughout Australia and the wider pastoral and academic community of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
Facilities include wireless access, printing, copying and scanning, group and individual study areas. A range of services is provided for off-campus students, including document delivery.
Collection Strengths and Specialties
Over 90,000 theological and educational resources and research tools. Large collection of digital assets. Collection of rare books including 1551 imprint of the Luther Bible and an original edition of the Book of Concord.