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Professor Tracey Rowland
Professor Tracey Rowland ODM (Poland), BA (Hons), LLB (Qld), B Litt, MA, Grad Dip Mod Lang (Melb), PhD (Cantab), STL (Lateran), Dip Ed St FCollT (London),  STD (JPII Rome), Continental Theology; Political Philosophy Dean



  • Dean and Permanent Fellow of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne).
  • Adjunct Professor, Centre for Faith Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Sydney.
  • Honorary Fellow, Campion College, Sydney.
  • Fellow, Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy and Doctrine, University of Dayton, Ohio. 
  • Member, Centre for Theology and Philosophy, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Communio:International Catholic Review, North America Edition.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Radical Orthodoxy: A Journal of Theology, Philosophy and Politics.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Synesis, Journal of the Edith Stein Institute, Archdiocese of Granada, Spain.
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Newman Rambler: Faith, Culture and the Academy, publication of the Newman Centre of McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • Member of the International Theological Commission




  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Department of Government, University of Queensland, 1985.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland, 1989.
  • Bachelor of Letters, Department of Philosophy, Melbourne University, 1992.
  • Master of Arts, Melbourne University, 1992.
  • Graduate Diploma in Modern Languages (German), University of Melbourne, 1993.
  • Zertifikate Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Goethe Institute, Melbourne, 1993.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University, 2002.
  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, 2007.
  • Diploma of Educational Studies, University of London, 2010.
  • Doctorate in Sacred Theology, Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Rome, 2015.



  • Awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2012)



I. Books:

A Fé de Ratzinger: A Teologia do Papa Bento XVI (São Paulo: Ecclesiae, 2013)

Sale la Guía para perplejos sobre el pensamiento de Joseph Ratzinger (Granada: Editorial Enicio, 2011)

Benedict XVI: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: T & T Clark, 2010)

Wiara Ratzingera. Teologia Benedykta XVI (Warsaw: Wam, 2010)

La fe de Ratzinger. La teologia del Papa Benedicto XVI (Granada, Editorial Nuevo Inicio: 2009), (Traduccion de Sebastian Montiel)

Ratzinger’s Faith: the Theology of Pope Benedict XVI (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Culture and the Thomist Tradition after Vatican II (London:Routledge, 2003)

II. Articles:

  • ‘From Correlationism to Trinitarian Christocentrism: Receiving the Council in the Church in Australia’, in The Great Grace: Receiving Vatican II Today edited by Nigel Zimmermann, (London: Bloomsbury, 2015): 57-75.
  • ‘Christ, Culture and the New Evangelisation’ in The New Evangelisation: Faith, People, Context and Practice, Paul Grogan and Kirsteen Kim (eds), (London: Bloomsbury, 2015): 45-65.
  • ‘The Role of Natural Law and Natural Right in the Search for a Universal Ethic’ in Searching for a Universal Ethics: Multidisciplinary, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Responses to the Catholic Natural Law Tradition, edited by John Berkman and William C Mattison III (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014): 156-167.
  • ‘How Does Spirituality Supply Theological Study with the Correct Method?’ in Entering into the Mind of Christ: The True Nature of Theology, edited by James Keating (Creighton University: Institute for Priestly Formation, 2014): 23-47.
  • ‘Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI on Spiritual Capital and Human Ecology’ in Martin Laverty and Liz Callaghan (eds), Exploring the Connections: Catholic Social Teaching and Social Determinants of Health (Melbourne: Connor Court, 2014): 22-30.
  • ‘The Usus Antiquior and the New Evangelisation’, in Sacred Liturgy: The Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014)
  • ‘Natural Rights: A Schallian Guide for the Perplexed’, in Jerusalem, Athens and Rome: Essays in Honour of James V Schall (St. Augustine’s Press, 2013).
  • ‘Chrystus w centrum’, Znak, Marzec, Nr. 694. 2013. 
  • ‘The World in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI”, Journal of Moral Theology, Vol. 2. Number 2, June 2013: 109-133.
  •  ‘Teologiens Bruckner – den teologiske arven etter Joseph Ratzinger/Benedikt XVI’ in Katolsk Årsskrift for Religion Og Samfunn (St. Olaf Vorlag, 2013): 75-85.
  • 'Tradition' in The Oxford Handbook on Theology and Modern European Thought, edited by Nicholas Adams et. al; (Oxford University Press, 2013): 277-301
  • 'Catholic Theology in the Twentieth Century' in Key Theological Thinkers: From Modern to Postmodern, edited by Staale Johannes Kristiansen, et. al: (Ashgate, 2013): 37-53
  • 'Hermeneutyka reformy według Josepha Ratzingera' in Ethos Nr 100, 2012: 205-223
  • 'Generation and the sacramental vision of love', Anthropotes 28 (2012): 47-55
  • 'La Mediazione della Tradizione All'Interno Della Famiglia', in Livio Melina and Jose Granados (eds); Famiglia e nuova evangelizzazione: la chiave dell'annuncio (Siena: Cantagalu, 2012).
  • 'The Wars of Love: A Review of Fergus Kerr's Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians', Josephinum Journal of Theology, Vol.18 (1) (2011): 1-8
  • 'Globalisation, Postmodern Theories of Culture and the Trinity’, Oxford Handbook on the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • 'Theology and Culture' in Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L Schindler, edited by Nicholas J Healy and D.C. Schindler (Grand Rapids: Eerdmanns, 2011).
  • ‘A Tale of a Duck-Billed Platypus called Benedict and his Gold and Red Crayons’ in The Global Crisis of Capitalism: “Caritas in Veritate” and the Future of Political Economy (Cascade Books, 2011).
  • 'The Contribution of the Polish Intelligentsia to the Breakthrough of 1989', Humanities Research, Australian National University, Vol. XVI (3), 2010.
  • 'An Earthly Reflection of the Trinity' London Catholic Herald Christmastide Supplement, December 24, 2010.
  • ‘Reason has a Wax Nose: Responses to Ratzinger’s Faith’, in The Grandeur of Reason: Religion, Tradition and Universalism edited by Conor Cunningham and Peter Candler (London: SCM Press, 2010)
  • ‘Review of Aquinas, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion: Metaphysics and Practice by Thomas Hibbs’, Nova et Vetera 7:1 (2009): 284-289.
  • ‘Response to Minlib Dallh’, Conversations in Religion and Theology 7: 2 (2009): 178-183.
  • ‘Niedokończona budowla’ in Tygodnik Powszechny, Nr. 14 (3117) 5 Kwietnia 2009.
  • 'Augustinian and Thomist Engagements with the World', American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 83(3), 2009.
  • ‘Lady Margaret Beaufort’ in English Catholic Heroines, Joanna Bogle (ed), (Leominster: Gracewing, 2009).
  • 'A Catholic Appropriation of Romantic Themes' in How Hans Urs von Balthasar Changed My Mind, Chapp, L and Howsare, R (eds); Herder and Herder, 2008.
  • ‘Una Fragile Icona: L’Amore Tra Uoma e Donna’, in Il logos dell’ agape: Amore e ragione come principi dell’agire, a cura di Juan José Pérez-Soba e Luis Granados, (Cantagalli: Roma, 2008)
  • ‘Variations on the Theme of Christian Hope in the work of Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI’, Communio: International Catholic Review 35 (Summer, 2008): 200-220
  • ‘Natural Law: From Neo-Thomism to Nuptial Mysticism’, Communio: International Catholic Review 35 (Fall, 2008): 374-396.
  • 'Reflections on the Democratisation of Intimacy and the Construction of the Self, Anthropotes XXIII/2007/2
  • 'John Paul II and Human Dignity', in John Paul II: Legacy and Witness, Gascoigne, R(ed) (St. Pauls: Sydney, 2007)
  • Entry on Charles Journet and Yves Simon in Thomistenlexikon, Berger, D et. al. (ed), (Bonn: Nova et Vetera, 2006)
  • 'Response to Burrell, Cessario, Chapp, Lamb and Murphy'
    Nova et Vetera, Spring, 2005
  • 'Thomism without Caricatures', Oriens, Summer, 2004, 18-19.
  • 'Divine Gifts to the Secular Desert', Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol. II (2), April 2004, 182-187.
  • 'The Authority of 'Experts' and the Ethos of Modern Institutions,' Communio: International Catholic Review (Winter, 2002).
  • 'The Liberal Doctrine of State Neutrality: A Taxonomy,' University of Notre Dame Law Review 2 (December, 2000): 53-66.
  • 'Reflections of a Romantic Thomist: Alasdair MacIntyre's Interview with Dmitri Nikulin' Political Theory Newsletter, 9, 1 (March, 1998): 47-55.
  • The Jurisprudence and a substantial component of the Administrative Law entries, in the Australian Legal Dictionary (Sydney: Butterworths, 1997).
  • 'Contemporary Central European Reflections on Civic Virtue,' History of European Ideas 21 (4, 1995): 505-513.

Theological anthropology, the development of a theology of culture, the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, twentieth century French and German theology and Polish political philosophy.


  • JP 528/628 The New Evangelisation in Post-Modern Culture
  • JP 571/671 Catholic Social Teaching
  • JP 506/606 The Nuptial Mystery in Contemporary Theological Anthropology
  • JP 572/672 Redeeming Beauty: Principles of Sacral Aesthetics
  • JP 503/603 Contemporary Thomisms
  • JP 504/604 The Theology of Benedict XVI
  • JP 520/620 Nature and Method in Theology
  • JP 517/617 Love, Freedom and Identity in the Thought of Karol Wojtyła