A Christian Liberal Arts College in the Reformed Protestant Tradition
Our Western Civilisation benefits from a rich heritage of Literature, Theology and Philosophy. We believe that understanding this inheritance left to us by our forefathers will equip our students to impact society for good.
What We Teach
Ideas have consequences.
The way we think today is born out of millennia of philosophers, each building, or adjusting or tearing down ideas that came before them.
Understanding how ideas have developed through the ages equips us to think clearly and to not be fooled by every new idea that becomes popular.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana.
The history of Western Civilisation is our family history. It tells us who we are, where we came from, and where humanity has gone wrong in the past.
Learning about our past is the first step to learning from our past.
Ideas are important, but Literature is how those ideas become tangible.
Classic poems, stories, plays and novels have shown us the Good, the True and the Beautiful. And at times they have shown us the opposite.
By exploring the wealth of our literary history, we hope to awaken our students to the power of words and stories.
Theology is not static.
The Truth has never changed since our God never changes, but it has become clearer and richer as challenges arose throughout time.
As we show students the way God has worked in developing and preserving the Truth they will be equipped to love and apply this Truth to their life and the contemporary situation.
Emmanuel College will run two semesters of 13 weeks.
Lessons will be held on a Monday and Tuesday at Burwood Presbyterian Church, Sydney (easily accessible by public transport).
Each subject will cost $300 per semester with a maximum payment of $1000 per semester ($250 per subject if studying all four).
Course material will be aimed at a year-13 gap year level but enrolment is open to all.
Enrolments are open for classes beginning in 2022. Please contact our registrar to find out more.
We believe and teach a Reformed, Protestant Christian theology.
This theology is well-articulated in the Westminster Confession of Faith.