Michael A. Kelly CSsR, BTheol, STM, MEd, PhD

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Michael A. Kelly CSsR teaches in the fields of practical theology and religious education. He has particular interest in the history and contemporary practice of religious education as well as in the fields of hermeneutics, preaching, leadership and the theology of ministry. His most recent publications include articles on preaching and religious education as well as a co-edited book.

Michael is also Research and Education Coordinator at Yarra Theological Union and a member of the Research Committee of the University of Divinity. He was on academic sabbatical in the second half of 2018, and during this time was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Durham.

Recent Publications

Creating a Welcoming Space: Reflections on Church and Mission – Essays to Honour Larry Nemer, SVD. Edited by Ross Fishburn, Michael Kelly, Christopher Monaghan and Peter Price, Northcote, Morning Star Publishing, 2014.

“The Modern Catholic Homily.” Australasian Catholic Record 96, no 3 (July 2019): 322-332.

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