Dr Daniel Fleming

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Philosophy, Religion and Theology)

Career Summary

Biography

I was appointed as Dean of Studies at the Broken Bay Institute in 2013, after holding the positions of Assistant Dean in 2012 and Lecturer in Theology and Ethics in 2011. As of 2012, I am also a Conjoint Lecturer with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle. I completed my doctoral studies in 2012 with a thesis entitled 'Attentiveness to Vulnerability: A Dialogue Between Emmanuel Levinas, Jean Porter, and the Virtue of Solidarity". My areas of interest in research and teaching are outlined below.

Research Expertise
My PhD thesis combined research in the areas of continental philosophy, ethics, and moral theology in order to propose a framework for ethical decision making which emphasises attentiveness to vulnerability. My other research projects focus on the relationship between moral, religious, and theological education, with close attention to interdisciplinary work between these fields. More specifically, this has involved looking into current insights in the field of moral education and how these might help to better understand the complexities involved in religious and theological education, with an eye on the features of such education which supports moral development and the common good.

Teaching Expertise
I have taught across a number of areas in theology and both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including courses introducing the discipline of theology; moral theology; social ethics; and ecclesiology.

Administrative Expertise
In 2012 I was appointed Assistant Dean at The Broken Bay Institute. From January 2013 to the present I have held the position of Dean of Studies at the Broken Bay Institute.

Collaborations
In my research I collaborate closely with a number of staff, including: Dr Peter Mudge (in the areas of religious education and theology) Prof. Terry Lovat (in the areas moral education, religious education and theology).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University
  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours), Australian Catholic University

Keywords

  • moral education
  • moral philosophy
  • moral theology
  • religious ethics
  • theological education
  • theology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 30
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History) 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Dean of Studies

Lecturer - Theology

and Ethics

The Broken Bay Institute
Theology and Ethics
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Lovat TJ, Fleming D, What is this thing called theology? Considering the spiritual in the public square, David Barlow Publishing, Macksville, 154 (2014) [A2]
Co-authors Terry Lovat

Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Fleming D, Mudge P, 'Leaving Home: A Pedagogy for Theological Education', Learning and Teaching Theology: Some Ways Ahead, Morning Star Publishing, Northcote 71-80 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Peter Mudge
2014 Fleming D, 'What's her name? Remembering the social determinants of human flourshing', Exploring the connections: Catholic social teaching & social determinants of health, Connor Court Publishing, Ballarat 85-98 (2014) [O1]
2013 Fleming DJ, 'A Call for New Insights Concerning Conscience Formation', Being Human: Groundwork for a Theological Anthropology for the 21st Century, Mosaic Press, Preston, Vic 175-190 (2013) [B1]
2013 Fleming D, 'Ethics is an Optics: The Levinasian Perspective on Value as Primary', The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values, Routledge, Abingdon 362-372 (2013) [B1]
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Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Fleming D, Lovat T, 'When encounters between religious worldviews are a threat: Applying Triune Ethics Theory in a religiously diverse landscape', Journal of Moral Education, 43 377-393 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03057240.2014.945397
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2014 Fleming D, Lovat TJ, 'When encounters between religious worldviews are a threat: Applying Triune Ethics Theory in a religiously diverse landscape', Journal of Moral Education, 43 377-393 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03057240.2014.945397
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2014 Mudge P, Fleming D, Lovat T, 'The potential impact of the neurosciences on religious and spiritual education: ramifying from the impact on values education', JOURNAL OF BELIEFS & VALUES-STUDIES IN RELIGION & EDUCATION, 35 144-154 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13617672.2014.953299
Co-authors Peter Mudge, Terry Lovat
2013 Fleming D, Lovat T, 'Us and Them - Thinking Beyond the Security Ethic', Religionspädagogische Beiträge, 69 105-114 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2013 Fleming D, Mudge P, 'The heartbeat of religion: Vital connections between theology and religious education for classroom teachers', Journal of Religious Education, 61 42-53 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Peter Mudge
2013 Fleming D, Lovat T, ''Self-Other' or 'Other-Self-Other'? A Conversation Between Bonhoeffer and Levinas on Vulnerability', The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies, 1 133-149 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2010 Fleming D, 'Intelligibility in the Natural Law: An Analysis of Jean Porter's Approach', Australian Ejournal of Theology, 15 1-19 (2010) [C1]
2010 Fleming D, 'Understanding Trade in Populorum Progressio and Caritas in Veritate', Australian Ejournal of Theology, 16 1-16 (2010) [C1]
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Dr Daniel Fleming

Position

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Philosophy, Religion and Theology

Contact Details

Email daniel.fleming@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 9847 0524
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