Representative Publications by Anthony J. Kelly CSsR


Anthony Kelly




Deus Ineffabilis Trinitas: The Theologian in the Presence of the Revealed God. Washington: The Thomist Press, 1970.

The Human Shape of Prayer. Melbourne: Spectrum Publications,1974; Bangalore: Asian Trading Corp. Press, 1977.

A Way of Wondering. Meditations on Christian Faith, Melbourne: Spectrum Publications: Melbourne, 1975.

The Wings of the Morning. Theological Meditations. Melbourne: Spectrum Publications, 1977.

Wondering about God, Liguori, Mo.: Liguori Publications, 1978.

Love Remains. A Meditation on Christian Love. Melbourne: Spectrum Publications, 1979.

Seasons of Hope. Christian Faith and Social Issues. Melbourne: Dove Communications,1984.

The Range of Faith. Critical Questions for a Living Theology. Homebush: Paulist Press, 1986, and Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1989.

The Trinity of Love. A Christian Theology of God. Michael Glazier: Wilmington, Del. 1989.

A New Imagining. Towards an Australian Spirituality. Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1990; 1991.

Touching on the Infinite. Explorations in Christian Hope, Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1991.

Consuming Passions: Christian Faith and the Consumer Society, Sydney: ACSJC. Publications, 1995.

The Creed by Heart. Re-learning the Nicene Creed, Melbourne: Harper Collins, 1996.

Behold the Cross. Theological Meditations for Lent and Easter, Melbourne: Harper Collins, 1997; Liguori, Mo., :Liguori Press, 1998.

The Bread of Life: Nuturing a Eucharistic Imagination (Melbourne: Harper Collins; Liguori, MO: Liguori Press), 2001

Eschatology and Hope (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2006).

The Resurrection Effect: Transforming Christian Life and Thought (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2008). Portuguese:O Effeito da Ressureição:  Transformação de vida do pensamento christaos. Trans. Barbara Theoto Lambert (Sao Paolo, Brazil: Edicoes Loyola, 2015)

GOD IS LOVE: The Heart of Christian Faith (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012)

UPWARD: Faith, Church and Ascension of Christ (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014)

Lodato Si': Integral Ecology and the Catholic Vision (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2016).

Forthcoming: Integral ecology and life to the full ( Paulist: Mahwah NJ, 2017)


Co-Authored Books:

With Frances Moran, In Search of the Soul. Theology and Psychotherapy in Collaboration. Sydney: The Paulist Press, 1998.

With Mary Rose MacGinley, The Church's Mission in Australia, Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1988.

With Francis J. Moloney, Experiencing God in the Gospel of John. Mahway, NJ: Paulist, 2003.


Chapters Contributed to Books: [Since 1990]:

"Leadership in Catholic Education", Leadership in Catholic Education , eds., John McMahon et al., Spectrum Publications, Melbourne 1990, 10-40.

"Celebrating Hope in the 20th Century" in Collected Papers in Religious Education 1989, Melbourne Catholic Education Office, 1990, 20-35

'Theological Reflections' 1-6, in Marie Macdonald, ed., Growing Together in Faith, Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1992.

"The Expression of Theology", The Tongues of Men and of Angels. Aspects of Language and Religion, ed., Mark Garner, Melbourne: Storehouse of Faith, 1992, 53-67.

"The Mystery of God", In Search of Meaning, ed., Marie Macdonald, Melbourne: Harper Collins, 1-24.

"From Images to History: Methodological Comments on ‘Theology in an Australian Context", in Peter Malone, ed., Australian Theology for the Year 2000, Homebush: St Paul Publications, 1999.

‘The Eucharist and Ecology’, in T. Knowles, ed., The Eucharist and Testimony. Melbourne: David Lovell Publications, 2001, 24-44.

‘Maximus Confessor and Theological Method’, in L. Cross, ed., Orientale Lumen Conference Australasia. Melbourne: Australian Catholic University Publications, 2001, 23-40.

‘Augustine’s Trinitarian Interiority: The Truth in the Heart’, Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church. Edited by Bronwen Neill, Geoffrey D. Dunn, and Lawrence Cross, Volume 3 (Strathfield: St Pauls Publications, 2003) 273-289.

‘The Historical Jesus and Human Subjectivity’, in Australian Lonergan Workshop II. Edited by Matthew C. Ogilvie and William J Dannaher (Drummoyne: Novum Organum Press, 2003) 151-179.

'Was Thomas Aquinas a Deconstructionist? The Gift of the Spirit and the Experience of Grace', in Anthony Fisher, OP, and Hayden Ramsay (Eds.), Faith and Reason: Friends or Foes in the New Millennium (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2004) 285-299.

'Making Sense of Tradition', in Richard Lennan (Ed.), The Possibility of Belief. The Challenges and Prospects of Catholic Faith (Strathfield: St Pauls, 2004) 119-136.

“Experience and Revelation”, in D. Casey et al (Eds), Foundations of Christian Faith (Southbank, Vic: Social Science Press, 2004) 62-72.

"Dimensions of Meaning:  Theology and Exegesis", in Rekha M. Chennattu and Mary M. Coloe (eds), Transcending Boundaries. Contemporary Readings of the New Testament (Rome: LAS, 2005), 41-56.

"The Life of Wisdom", in Michael A. Kelly CSsR and Mark A. O'Brien OP (Eds), Wisdom for Life (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2005), 139-152.

“Dimensions of Adult Religious Education”, in  Marian de Souza et al. (eds), International Handbook of Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Education (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006),  815-830.

 “Face, Flesh, Fire and Spirit: John Paul’s Eucharistic Vision”, in Robert Gascoigne (ed.), John Paul II: Legacy and Witness (Sydney: St Pauls, 2007), 104-113.

“The Italian Experience: Lessons in Catholicity for the Emerging Multi-cultural Church in Australia”, in Anthony Paganoni (ed.),  The Pastoral Care of Italians in Australia: Memory and Prophecy (Ballan, Vic: Connorcourt, 2007), 145-168.

“Hope for Unbaptised Infants: Holy Innocents After All?”, in Patrick Brennan (ed.), The Vocation of the Child (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008), 215-242.

"Be Attentive: Theological Method and the Christian Phenomenon", in Neil Ormerod, Robin Koning and David Braithwaite (eds.), Fifty Years of Insight (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2011), 93-109.

“ ‘A Luminous Explanation which is New’: A Fresh Presentation of Faith”, in Brendan Leahy and Seamus O’Connell (eds.), Having Life in His Name: Living, Thinking and Communicating the Christian Life of Faith (Dublin: Veritas, 2011), 123-135.

“Beyond Locked Doors: The Breath of the Risen One” in Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming and Joel Hodge (eds), Violence, Desire and the Sacred: Girard’s Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines (New York, NY: Continuum, 2012), pp. 69-85.

“Christian Spirituality in Oceania: An Australian Perspective”, in  Richard Woods and Peter Tyler, eds., The Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality (London: Bloomsbury, 2012), 315-325.

“Theology and Theological Education in Australia in the Wake of Vatican II”, in Neil Ormerod, Ormond Rush, David Pascoe, Clare Johnson and Joel Hodge, eds., Vatican II: Reception and Implementation in the Australian Church (Melbourne: Garrett Publishing, 2012), 258-273.

"Making the Resurrection Reasonable—or Reason 'Resurrectional'?" in J. Bloechl (ed.), Christianity and Secular Reason. Classical Themes and Modern Developments (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012), 187-216.

“The Risen Christ and Interfaith Dialogue”, in Gerard Hall and Joan Hendriks,eds., “ Dreaming A New Earth: Raimon Panikkar and Indigenous Spiritualities (Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2012), 116-126.

“Eschatological Hope: A Christian Perspective”, in Elizabeth Harris, ed., Hope: A Form of Delusion? Buddhist and Christian Perspectives (Munich: Editions of Sankt Ottilien, 2013), 229-250.

"The Risen Christ and Interfaith Dialogue", in Anthony Kolencherry (ed.), Celebrating Faith (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2013), 52-62.

Anthony J. Kelly, “La Chiamata universal alla Santità”, in ‘LA VOCAZIONE ALLA SANTITA’: Prospettive nel 50o della Lumen Gentium.  Giuseppe de Virgilio (ed) (Rome: Editrice Rogate, 2014), 93-106.

"Vatican II: Spirit and Letter", in Nigel Zimmermann (ed.), The Grat Grace: Receiving Vatican II Today (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015), 75-88.

"Lonergan and the University; 'The Conversation that we are' (Hoelderin:\)", in Gerard Whelan, ed.), Lonergan's Anthropology Revisted: the New Fifty Years of Vatican II (Rome:Gregorian Biblical Press, 2015), 361-369.


Journal Articles:

“To Know the Mystery: The Theologian in the Presence of the Revealed God”, The Thomist 32/1 (January, 1968): 1-66; and 32/2 (April, 1968):171-200.

“The Presence and Absence of God”. The Thomist 33/4, October 1969: 803-807.

“The Forgetfulness of God”, Australasian Catholic Record, xlvii (July 1970): 216-222.

“God: How Near a Relation?”, The Thomist, 34/2 (1970):191-229.

“Trinity and Process: The Relevance of the Basic Christian Confession of God” , Theological Studies, 31/3 (September1970): 393-414.

“God, the Incarnation and the Church”, Maitland School of Theology Publication, 1970: 14-27.

“The Gift of the Spirit”, Compass Theology Review, 6 (1972): 26-32.

“Knowing the Unknown God”, The Thomist 36/2, April 1972: 300-304.

“Women and the Church”, Compass Theology Review 7 (1973): 26-30.

“Intercession and Community Development”, Review for Religious, 32/4 (July, 1973): 757-764.

"The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: A Theological Reflection”, Philippine Priests Forum, December 1973: 28-38.

“The Word and the Story”, Compass Theology Review, 8 (May 1974): 27-32.

“The Gifts of the Spirit: Aquinas and the Modern Context”, The Thomist 38 (1974): 193-231.

“Is Lonergan's Method Adequate to Christian Mystery?”, The Thomist 39 (1975): 437-470.

"The Expression of Theology", Compass Theology Review 9/1 (1975) 21-25.

"The Rhetoric of Experience", Compass Theology Review 9/3(1975) 30-36.

"Silence and the Word", Presence 8, July 1975, 11-16.

“Lonergan’s Method and Christian Mystery”, Theology Digest 24/2, 1976: 52-61.

“The Rhetoric of Experience”, The Living Light 13/3 (Fall, 1976): 434-442.

“Theology and the Mystery of God”, Compass Theology Review 10/3 (1976): 19-27.

“Who belongs to the Church?  Fresh Sense in an Old Question”, Compass Theology Review, (1977): 21-27.

“Theology in an Australian Context”, Compass Theology Review 12/2 (1978): 1-7.

“The Sacrament of Marriage”, Compass Theology Review 12/4(1978): 45-53.

“Preaching and the Sacrament of Marriage”, Apostolicum 62 (November 1978): 7-23.

“The Trinitarian Mystery of God”, Compass Theology Review 13/4 (1979): 12-16.

“Where have all the Prophets gone?”, Apostolicum 69 (March 1982): 6-11.

From National Outlook, 1982-85:

“Prayer and Social Activism”; “Lenten Prayer: Into the Dark Night”; “The Sense of the Cross”; “The Divine Surprise: the Gift of the Spirit”; “The Outgoing God”; “The Wholebread of Life”; “The Way of Hope”; “The Way of Peace”; “The Way of the World”; “Could Christmas be Real?”; “Revolutionaries of the Heart”; “The Church Moves Beyond Itself”; “Liberation in Dust and Ashes”; “A Reason for Hope: a Message from the Underground”; “The Marx of the Church”; “On What can Reconciliation be founded?”; “Restoring the Feminine in our Image of God”; “Life before Death”; “The Way of the Family”; “Changing Australia: A Theological Reflection”; “Some Memories are Dangerous”; “Free to Forgive”; “The Heart of Stone”; “The Longest Day”; “Eternal Life”; “The Demon of the Deadly Serious”; “Successful Saints and Poor Devils”; “Response to ‘The Rocky Road’”; “Abortion: a Conscience Vote?”; “The Great Conversation: Christ and Marx”; “Salvation and Sacrament”; “The Grace of Liberation”; “The World Church”.

“Approaches to a Theology of the Holy Spirit”, Compass Theology Review 18, November 1984: 29-41.

“Limbo”, Compass Theology Review 18 (Autumn 1984): 24-26.

“The Last Things”, Compass Theology Review (Autumn 1984): 1-5.

“Purgatory”, Compass Theology Review (Autumn 1984): 10-15.

“Experience and Theology”, Compass Theology Review  (Summer 1984): 11-16.

“A Theology of Heaven”, Australasian Catholic Record 61/4 (October 1984): 347-358.

“God and Contemporary Experience”, Ministry Theology Supervision Occasional Papers, No.1, 1985: 20-23.

“Phillip Adams and God”, New Catholic Worker, March 1986: 8-10.

“Lonergan's Dialectic and Australian Theology”, Compass Theology Review 20 (Autumn 1986): 11-16.

“Functional Specialties in Theology”, Compass Theology Review 20 (Autumn 1986): 39-41.

“Embarrassed Silences: Reflecting on Australian Spirituality”, Religious Education Journal of Australia 4/2, 1988: 4-11.

“What Does Catholic Tradition Offer?”, Catholics and the Environment, October 1989: 6-10.

“The Distribution of Wealth in Australia", Compass Theology Review 23 (Winter/Spring 1989): 6-10.

"The Environment", Conference 7/2, 1990, 6-10.

'God and Contemporary Experience', Ministry, Society and Theology 4/2, 1990, 41-52.

‘The Land Held Holy’, Conference 7/3, 1990, 12-13.

"Wholeness: Ecological and Catholic?", Pacifica 3 (1990), 201-223.

'The Historical Jesus and Human Subjectivity: A Response to John Meier’, Pacifica 4/2, June 1991, 202-229.

'In the Company of Compass’, Compass 25/4, Summer 1991, 21-32.

'Spirituality: An Australian Accent’, The Way Supplement 73, Spring 1992, 87-97.

'Spirituality with an Australian Accent', Zadok Perspectives 39, 1992, 12-19.

'A New Ontology? A Response to a Recent Suggestion'. Pacifica 6/2, 1993, 189-209.

'A Life of Covenant Fidelity: The Second and Third Commandments', Compass, 28/2, Winter 1993, 7-13.

"Meditating on Death", St Mark’s Review, 155, Spring 1993, 31-37.

'Veritatis Splendor: Some Main Points', Discourse, May 1994, 1-6.

'Praxis and Pragmatism in an Australian Theology', The Australasian Catholic Record, 71/3, July 1994, 261-275."An Expanding Theology: A Colloquium', Pacifica 8/1, February 1995, 97-113.

"Faith and a World of Connections", Conference 11/1, February 1994, 9-12.

"The Longest Day", The Tablet 15/22 April, 1995, 484-485.

"The ‘Horrible Wrappers’ of Aquinas' God", Pacifica 9/2, June 1996, 185-203.

"The Preacher as Poet", The Summit, 23/2, May/June 1996, 6-8.

"Stories as God's Communication", The Summit 24/2, June 1997, 4-5.

"The Gift of Death", Compass 31/1, Autumn 1997, 37-43.

"A Spirituality of Mission in Australia Today", InterMission 3/2, July 1997, 2-12.

" ‘God is Love’: a Theological Moral Reading of 1 John", Studia Moralia XXXVII/1 (June 1999) 35-72.

"Whither Australian Theology? A Response to Geoffrey Lilburne", Pacifica 12/2, June 1999, 192-208.

"Come to the Father", Australasian Catholic Record lxxvi/3 (July 1999) 281-291.

‘Eucharistic Ecology’, East Asian Pastoral Review 37/1(2000) 33-53.

“Seven Features of Theological Communication”, Journal of Religious Education 48/1, 21-28.

“The Glory of God”, Summit 28/1, February 2001, 1-2.

“Spirituality and Church”, Australasian Catholic Record 78/3, July 2001, 309-320.

“The Trinity and Moral Theology”, Studia Moralia XXXIX/1, June 2001, 245-290.

“Poetry and the Language of Theology”, Compass 35/2, June 2001, 2-20.

“The Consumer Does Pay”, Compass 36/4 (Summer 2002) 17-23

"A Multidimensional Disclosure: Aspects of Aquinas's Theological Intentionality", The Thomist 67/3, July, 2003:335-374.

“Mary and the Creed: Icon of Trinitarian Love”, Irish Theological Quarterly 69 (2004) 17-30.

"Teaching and Learning in the Catholic University: A Theological Perspective", Australian EJournal of Theology 4, February 2005.

"Hopeful Intelligence: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition", Australian EJournal of Theology 5, August 2005.

"An Instructive Conflict", Scripture in Church 35/139, July-September 2005, 116-128.

"The Cross: Icon of Hope", The Summit 35/1, February 2008: 3-4.

"The Global Significance of Natural Law: Opportunities Quandaries and Directions", Australian EJournal of Theology 12, July 2008.

“Theology and Religious Education”, Journal of Religious Education 53/4, 2005,  1-4.

“Intelligent Design or Design of Intelligence”, Ethics Education, 11/2, 2005:3-10..

“An Instructive Conflict”, Scripture in Church 35/139, July-September 2005, 116-128.

“The Cross: Icon of Hope”, The Summit, 35/1, February 2008:3-4.

“A Tradition of Hopeful Intelligence: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition”, Compass 42/1, 2008:20-34.

“The Intentionality of Christian Dialogue”, Irish Theological Quarterly  73 (2008): 263-281.

“The Global Significance of Natural Law: Opportunities, Quandaries and Questions”, Australian EJournal of Theology 12 (July 2008).

“Celebrant’s Guide to Sundays and Festivals”, Scripture in Church 15 (July –September 2008): 23-29.

“The Art and Architecture of Faith”, Australasian Catholic Record 86/4, October 2009, 416-425.

“Charity, Truth and Economics”, AEJT 14, August 2009

“Mary: Icon of Trinitarian Love”, AEJT 14, March 2009

“Spirituality and the Child”, Interface 10/2, May 2009: 12-22.

Entries in Christianity: An Illustrated Guide to the Story of the Christian Church (Millennium House: Bolwarra Heights, NSW, 2009):

“The Death of Jesus”;
“The Resurrection of Jesus”;
“The Classic Christian Creeds”;
“Trinitarian Controversies and the Council of Nicaea”;
“Christological Controversies and the Council of Chalcedon”;
“Religion and Science”;
“Secularity and Secularism”.

"Catholicity at Australian Catholicity University" ACU DLibrary (2000-)

"Creativity and Catholic Education: Some Perspectives", Learning Matters 15/1 (2010): 11-14.

"The Holy Spirit in Today's World", The Summit 37/2, May 2010, 3-4.

"James McAuley's 'To the Holy Spirit'", Liturgy News 40/2, June 2010: 7.

"Kevin Hart's 'The Last Day' ", Liturgy News 40/3, September 2010: 14

"Francis Webb's 'Five Days Old'",.Liturgy News 40/4, December 2010: 14

" 'The Body of Christ: Amen': The Expanding Incarnation", Theological Studies 71 (2010): 792-816

"The Resurrection and Moral Theology", Studia Moralia, July-December, 2010: 349-370.

"Hope", in Daniel Patte (ed), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,

2010), 564-566.

"Liguori", in Daniel Patte (ed), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,

2010), 731.

"Fifty Years since Vatican I: Looking Back, Looking Forward--an Australian Perspective", Voices Vol XXXV, 2012/2, April-June 2012: 79-87.

“Australia Oceania: L’Apertura Transculturale della Fede nel Risorto”, Path 11 (2012): 89-95.

."Ordinary Time", The Summit 39/3, August 2012:4-5.

“Refreshing Experience: The Christ-Event as Fact, Classic, and Phenomenon”, Irish Theological Quarterly 77/4, November 2012: 336-348.

“The Eyes of Faith: Toward a Phenomenology of Revelation”, Australian EJournal of Theology 19/3 , December, 2012: 180-194

“The Ascension and the Eucharist”, Irish Theological Quarterly 78 (2013): 263-281.

-“The Ascension: Recollecting the Experience”, Australian EJournal of Theology 20/2 , June, 2013: 180-194.

"Poetry and Sacrament", The Summit 41/1, February 2014, 6-7.

"The Gospel and the Samoan Soul", in Suaalii-Sauni, T M., Wendt, M A., Mo'a, V., Fuamatu, N., Va'ai, U L., Whaitiri, R., and Filipo, S L. (Eds). 2014. Whispers and Vanities: Samoan indigenous knowledge and religion (Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2014) 8-17.

"Revisiting Natural Law: An Ongoing Challenge” in William C, Mattison, ed., (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2014), 47-54.

"The Incarnation as an Expanding Event--confronting the Modern Context", in Lawrence Cross and Birute Arendarkikas, RSM,Orientale Lumen: Australia and Oceania IV (Bayswater, Vic: Freedom Publishing, 2015), 35-44.

"Human Consciousness, God and Creation", Pacifica 2015. 28/1, 3-22.

"The Ecumenism of Ecology", Pacifica 28/2, June, 2015: 160-175.

"Ecology and Ecumenism", Australian EJournal of Theology 21/1

"Integral Ecology and Sister Death", Studia Moralia, April 2016

"The Eucharist and Integral Ecology", Asian Horizons. Dharmaram Journal of Theology. Dec. 2015

"Human Consciousness, God and Creation", Pacifica 2015. 28/1, 3-22.

"The Ecumenism of Ecology", Pacifica 28/2, June, 2015: 160-175.

"Ecology and Ecumenism", Australian EJournal of Theology 21/1

"Integral Ecology and Sister Death", Studia Moralia, 54/2, April 2016, 227-250

"The Eucharist and Integral Ecology", Asian Horizons Dec. 2015, 25-39.

(With Francis J. Moloney, SDB), “The Exegete and the Theologian: Is Collaboration Possible?”, Salesianum 79 (2017), 95-107.

“Eschatology and Hope for Nature”, Pacifica 2015, 28:3, 256-271.

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