Kathleen Williams, RSM

Focus/interest: Grace, Method in Theology

Academic qualifications:  B.A., M.Ed.(Admin), M.T.S., D.Theol.

Contact: Email Kathleen

Biography: Kathleen Williams lectures in systematic theology, especially in the areas of grace and theological anthropology, method in theology and mystical theology at Yarra Theological Union, a member college of the University of Divinity.

Kathleen is a former member of the Executive Council of WOCATI (World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions).

Kathleen now supervises postgraduate research students. Currently she has a particular interest in intercultural theological education, and for the past five years has been involved in designing and implementing a program in theology for the women Religious of PNG, thirteen of whom were the first to graduate in 2019 with a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry.


2018 God’s Image Revealed in Authentic Living: Mutual Enrichment through the Drama of Theological Education across Cultures, in Enfleshing theology: embodiment, discipleship, and politics in the work of M. Shawn Copeland, edited by Robert J. Rivera and Michele Saracino, Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, Lanham, pp.185-197

2016 Graced Friendship and Being Oneself: Releasing Excellence, in Grace and Friendship: Theological Essays in Honor of Fred Lawrence, from his grateful students, edited by M. Shawn Copeland & Jeremy D. Wilkins, Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, p.355-375

2012 Objectified Conversion as Foundational in Theology: A Conversation between Rosemary Haughton and Bernard Lonergan, S.J., in Lonergan Workshop: Ongoing Collaboration in the Year of St. Paul, Boston

2009 Christian Living and Critical Enquiry: Friendly Authenticity and Theology as Integrative. In: Together, in Ministry: Essays in honour of John Paver, Uniting Academic Press, Melbourne, pp.69-179