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Lt Colonel Dr Terry Grey

Academic Dean, Higher Education

BTh (Sydney College of Divinity), MTh (University of Sydney), MEd (Adult) (University of Technology, Sydney), PhD (University of Sydney), EdD (University of Technology, Sydney)

A Salvation Army officer for 30 years, Terry is responsible for the leadership of the higher education stream of Eva Burrows College. He has served in various appointments, most recently eight years in an inner city Corps (parish) together with his wife Lyn. Prior to this he served 13 years at Booth College Sydney.

His Ph.D thesis focussed on Wisdom material and Christology in the biblical period, while his more recent Ed.D thesis explored the identity formation of Salvation Army officers from a post structural perspective.

Terry is interested in the intersection between faith as a follower of Jesus, culture, faith practices, and theological reflection. 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Psalms
  • Hebrew Bible Theology
  • Salvation Army liturgy
  • Identity formation
  • Post structuralism - discourse analysis
  • Hermeneutics


  • Grey, T ‘Divine Calling, Organisational Voice: A discursive study of ‘calling’ and how it informs clergy organisational identity.’ Journal of Adult Theological Education 9:1 2012, 44-60
  • Grey, T ‘Belonging and Alienation: Organisational talk and the formation of a Salvation Army Officer identity’ Thought Matters (No 3) 2013, 35-44
  • Grey, T ‘Identity-Forming Theological Education: the practice of confession in the formation of Salvation Army Officers’ Religious Education 109:2 2014, 126—142
  • Grey, T ‘Divinity in the Hebrew Bible: The God who suffers in, with, and under creation’ Thought Matters (No 5) 2015, 19-29.


  • Strangers and Foreigners in the Hebrew Bible: Identity and Social Liminality, Thought Matters Conference, Booth College of Mission, Upper Hutt, NZ September, 2017
  • Australia Eastern Territorial Executive Leadership Council Retreat ‘Leadership for Good starts Here: Leadership in the Hebrew Bible’ Berida Manor ,Bowral NSW 18-20 April 2016
  • Words with which to capture the Divine? Biblical metaphors - Describing God, Fabricating us, Officer Residential, Stanmore House, August 2017.
  • I thought I knew my story, but the plot took a turn: Identity and Officer, Thought Matters Conference, Eva Burrows College, Ringwood, August 2019.
  • Tracing the Contours of God through our stories, Officer 20 year Seminar, The Collaroy Centre, September 2019.
  • A study of Psalms - voices that call across the centuries, Officer 10 year Seminar, The Geelong Conference Centre, October 2019


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