Below is a list of some of the works I have had published in recent years. Visit also my page at Academia, where all this is much more nicely organised and accessible.




Gourlay, T. “The Nature of Nature: Concerning the Efficacy of Natural Law Reasoning”, New Blackfriars Review (forthcoming).

Gourlay, T. “Receiving the Gift: A Way of Life Open To Reality”, Homiletic and Pastoral Review (2017)

Gourlay, Thomas V. (2017) “Theological Foundations of Pastoral Care in Catholic Universities,”eJournal of Catholic Education in Australasia: Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 6.

Gourlay, T. “Nature, Grace, and Catholic engagement in contemporary cultural debate,” New Blackfriars Review (forthcoming)

Gourlay, T. “The Nuptial Character of the Relationship between Faith and Reason in the thought of Joseph Razinger/Benedict XVI”, Heythrop Journal (forthcoming)

Gourlay, T. “The Merciful Call to Holiness: Addressing the Dualism Between Mercy and Doctrine in Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal”, Homiletic and Pastoral Review (2015).

Gourlay, T. “The Understanding of Revelation in “Dei Verbum” and the Response of Faith.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review  (2014).


Book Chapters

Gourlay, T. ‘Revelation and the Ideological Usurpation of Truth’, in Dangerous Ideas… The Dawson Centre Colloquia 2015 and 2016, edited by Michael Stokes and David Daintree. Conor Court Publishing.


Book Reviews

Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins. By Margaret Harper McCarthy, ed., Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017 (ISBN 978-0-8028-7205-0), viii + 316 pp., $34.00. Reviewed by Thomas V. Gourlay.

Catholic Theology. By Tracey Rowland. Pp. 256, London, T&T Clark, 2017, $20.89. ISBN 978-0567034380. Review by Thomas V. Gourlay

Liturgy and Personality. By Dietrich von Hildebrand. Steubenville, OH: Hildebrand Press, 2016. Pp. 160. US$17.99. ISBN 9781939773005. Review by Thomas V. Gourlay

Mystery and Sacrament of Love: A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New Evangelization, by Cardinal Marc Ouellet. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015 (ISBN 978-0-802-87334-7), xiv + 346 pp., $35.00. Review by Thomas V. Gourlay.


Short Articles

Gourlay, T. “Hans Urs von Balthasar: A Primer.” The Imaginative Conservative, 13 October, 2017.

Gourlay, T. “Sacramental Sustenance in the Ecclesial Field Hospital.” Catholic World Report, 14 June, 2016.

Gourlay, T. “Don’t Ignore Scripture on the Marriage Questions.” Crisis Magazine, 5 October, 2015.

Gourlay, T. “Saint John Paul II and Cardinal Kasper on Mercy and Holiness.” Crisis Magazine, 8 September, 2015.



In addition to the above, I was for a time involved in what could, at best, be described as a moderately successful local band, called ‘The Seals’. For over 5 years we played in pubs and folk music festivals, locally and nationally, and released two EP recordings.

The eponymously titled ‘The Seals’

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and our follow-up, ‘Ruckus Juice’

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Both of which are still available for purchase in

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