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Dr Terry Veling Name: Dr Terry Veling
Senior Lecturer (Theology)
+617 3623 7298
+617 3623 7262
Organisational Area
Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
National School of Theology
Building 213 - St. Paul's Theological College (1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Ground-Room 213.G.21
Biographical Information

BTh (SCD), Grad Dip RE (McAuley), MPS (Loyola), PhD (Boston), Golda Meir Fellow (HUJ)

Terry A. Veling teaches in the School of Theology, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. He received his PhD from Boston College (1995) and was also a Golda Meir Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1999). He held prior teaching positions in the USA, including St. Thomas University, Miami where he was Associate Professor of Practical Theology (2001-2005). He is the author of five books including, For You Alone: Emmanuel Levinas and the Answerable Life (Cascade Books, 2014) and Practical Theology: On Earth as It Is in Heaven (Orbis Books, 2005). He is married with four sons.


Selected Journal Publications

The Personal and Spiritual Life: All Too Human, All Too Divine.” The Way 52/1 (Jan 2013).

God in Translation.Pacifica 24/2 (June 2011).

Listening to ‘The Voice of the Pages’ and ‘Combining the Letters’: Spiritual Practices of Reading and Writing.Religious Education 102/2 (Winter 2007).

Edmond Jabès: Rabbi-Poet of the Book.Pacifica 7/1 (Feb 1996).

Book Publications

Spiral-Bound Poetry. Santiago, Chile: Hebel Ediciones, 2014. 

For You Alone: Emmanuel Levinas and the Answerable Life. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2014.

The Beatitude of Mercy: Love Watches Over Justice. Mulgrave, Vic: John Garratt Pub., 2010.

Practical Theology: On Earth as It Is in Heaven. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2005.

Living in the Margins: Intentional Communuties and the Art of Interpretation. New York: Crossroad, 1996.   


Continental Philosophy of Religion, Practical Theology, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, Emmanuel Levinas, Theopoetics.


Practical Theology, Systematic Theology.

Professional Memberships
  • Australian Catholic Theological Association
  • Catholic Theological Association of America
  • Association of Practical Theology in Oceania
  • International Association of Practical Theology 
  • International Association for Mission Studies
  • Australian Council of Christians and Jews, national executive member.

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