Roderick Andrew Francis MacKenzie

Roderick Andrew Francis MacKenzie, priest, scholar (b at Liverpool, Eng 15 Nov 1911; d at Pickering, Ont 30 Apr 1994). He came to Peterborough, Ont, with his family in 1924, then entered the Society of Jesus at Guelph, Ont, in 1928.

MacKenzie, Roderick Andrew Francis

Roderick Andrew Francis MacKenzie, priest, scholar (b at Liverpool, Eng 15 Nov 1911; d at Pickering, Ont 30 Apr 1994). He came to Peterborough, Ont, with his family in 1924, then entered the Society of Jesus at Guelph, Ont, in 1928. After several years' study and teaching, he was ordained in Montréal in 1941. He completed doctoral work in sacred scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1946-49.

From 1950 to 1963 he lectured on the Old Testament at Regis College, Toronto. He was rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute 1963-69, and continued as professor there until 1975. During that time he was peritus (consultant) at Vatican Council II and was a member of the council on the liturgy and of the commission for a new version of the Latin Bible. He returned to Regis College in 1975 as professor emeritus, and retired 10 years later. Among his many activities he has been president of the International Organization for Old Testament Studies (1965-68), editor in chief of Biblica (1969-75), associate editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly (1952-63) and consultant for the New Catholic Encyclopaedia (1961-63).

In addition to numerous articles, reviews and commentaries, he has written Introduction to the New Testament (1961), Faith and History in the Old Testament (1963), The Psalms: A Selection (1966) and Sirach (1983).