I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I hold a Ph.D. (2008) from the University of Manchester, England. My primary areas of specialization include continental philosophy of religion, modern religious thought and the history of ideas.
My research concentrates upon philosophical debates in the study of religion. Most recently, I've written about Jacques Derrida's deconstructive account of writing and religious books. As well, my publications on religious discourse in deliberative democracy are grounded in an evaluation of Jürgen Habermas's philosophical hermeneutics. Such work arose from past research on the question of metaphysics in modern theology. In terms of teaching, I contribute to courses on great thinkers and religious thought in the Bachelor of Arts. Further details on wider staff interests can be found here. Much more could be said about Newcastle, but in sum, there are few universities as well suited to peripatetic thinking along the beach.
Dr. Timothy Stanley
The University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia