Fr Terence  McKenna   

Fr Terence McKenna is a retired academic and priest in Australia, and a member of the Order of Preachers (OP)

He is licensed as a priest in the Diocese of Ballarat, and is President of the Ballarat Council of Churches.

His University studies have included Semitic Languages, Theology and Law, holding the degrees of M.A. (Dublin & Oxford) Dip Law. D.D.  having studied at the University of Dublin,  University of Oxford, and Southern Cross University Australia.

He has taught Biblical Studies at a number of universities, and is a member of the Society for Old Testament Studies (SOTS)

His major essay on the subject of Blasphemy 'Treason against God: some aspects of the law relating to Blasphemy' has been published in the Southern Cross University Law Review October 2001 vol 5.  It is available at no charge in .pdf form by emailing your request to

His critical reviews are within the area of Australian law, Australian literature, public law, biblical studies, and theology. 

Fr McKenna writes for numerous publications in Australia and overseas, including newspapers, journals and periodicals

On these pages you will find reviews and articles on a number of subjects. It is updated regularly.

He has written for:

The Times Literary Supplement (London)

The Expository Times (Edinburgh)

Reviews in Religion & Theology (Blackwells Oxford)

Common Theology (Australia)

The Australian

The Melbourne Age

The Canberra Times

Nation Review

Proceedings of the Tasmanian Historical Research


Books Ireland

Labor History (Australian National University Canberra)

The Melbourne Anglican

Market~Place (Anglican newspaper)

Alternative Law Journal (Australia)

St Mark's Review (St Mark's NTC Canberra)

Southern Cross University Law Review

Law Institute of Victoria Journal

                LATEST REVIEWS

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Hans Kung 'The Catholic Church' (Phoenix Press, 231 pp; $21.00 softcover)


A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment' by Paul Murray OP. Columbia Press 2002 (1-85607-363-7) pp. 72 Softcover. UK pounds 4.99


'Hannah's Prayer and its Answer: an exposition for Bible Study' by Ronald S. Wallace. Wm Eerdmans Publishing Co 2002 (0-8028-6068-0) pp. xiv +113. paperback UK pounds 9.99.


Gao Xingjian 'One Man's Bible' Flamingo Press HarperCollins pp 412, $29.95 softcover), and Brevard S. Childs 'Biblical Theology: a Proposal' Facets Series, Fortress Press pp 90, $11.95 softcover


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To contact me:

PO Box 1 Snake Valley

Victoria 3351



61 03 5344 9004