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Rev. Prof. Anthony Kelly Name: Rev. Prof. Anthony Kelly
Professor (Theology)
Organisational Area
Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
National School of Theology
Biographical Information

STL (Angelicum), Dr Theol (Anselmianum), FACTA

Professor Anthony Kelly is at present a Professorial Fellow in the FTP, after being Head of the SubFaculty of Philosophy and Theology.  Since 2004 He has been a member of the Pontifical International Theological Commission.


Recent Publications

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

‘God is Love’: The Heart of Christian Faith. Collegeville. MN: Liturgical, 2012.

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

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

“Eschatological Hope: A Christian Perspective.” Birmingham: Conference of the European Chapter of Buddhist-Christian Studies Publications, (2012): 229-250.

Selected Publications

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

“A Multidimensionsal Disclosure: Aspects of Aquinas’ Theological Intentionality”,  The Thomist 67/3 (July 2003): 335-374.

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

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

The Resurrection Effect: Transforming Christian Life and Thought. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2008.

Upward: Faith, Church and the Ascension of Christ. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013


Systematic Theology


Systematic Theology.

Professional Memberships
  • Australian Catholic Theological Association
  • International Theological Commission
  • Editorial Board Member, Australian EJournal of Theology
  • Member of International Advisory Board for Irish Theological Quarterly

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