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Patricia Kelly


Patricia Kelly
Postal address:
School of Divinity
St Mary's College
South Street
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 46

Research overview

Patricia Kelly is a systematic historical theologian, whose research focuses on ressourcement theology (the work of French interwar theologians, which contributed to the Second Vatican Council), the twelfth-century renaissance, and the French Church of the long nineteenth century. Her Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook was published by T&T Clark in 2020, and she is currently working on Ressourcement Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed, also for T&T Clark, and Taking Theology to Work, for ATF's Unam Sanctam Apostolicam series. She is Co-Investigator (with Dr George Corbett) on the 'Mandonnet: Dante the Theologian' project, which will be published in Brepols' Studia Traditionis Theologiae series. 

Patricia's MA Theology dissertation (Leeds, 2007) focused on the development of the concept of the Church as the Body of Christ during the twelfth century, while her PhD (Durham, 2016) examined the theologies of work of Marie-Dominique Chenu OP and Joseph Cardijn. 

Patricia was Senior Lecturer in Catholic Studies at Leeds Trinity University from 2013 until 2019, where she taught modules in Christian doctrine, Church history, and Scripture, and developed a Catholic pathway through the BA Theology programme. She also ran the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies programme (for teachers in Catholic schools in England & Wales) at Leeds Trinity, and taught a number of core modules there and at other centres. 

Having worked in academic publishing and media relations, Patricia established a translation and editorial business in 2004, specialising in theology; she continues to enjoy translating books, articles, and book chapters. 

Patricia is Secretary to the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britian, and website officer for TRS-UK. 


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