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I teach philosophy and religion courses in the Bachelor of Arts and publish research on topics in philosophy of religion and philosophical theology. Further details on my work can be found at   


  • PhD, University of Manchester - England, 13/05/2008
  • Master of Arts, University of Manchester - England, 26/11/2004


Research keywords

  • Metaphysics and Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion in Political Philosophy
  • Religious Technology

Research expertise

Currently, my research focuses on three main areas: 1) religion in political philosophy, with particular attention to secularisation and the nature of the public sphere; 2) religious technology as it can be understood through the history of the book and bureaucratic surveillance practices; and, 3) the question of metaphysics and theology after the thought of Martin Heidegger and Karl Barth.

Fields of Research

220400Religion And Religious Traditions50


Learned Academy.

  • Member (American Academy of Religion)
  • Member (Society of Biblical Literature)


Member of the Religion, Marxism and Secularism Research Network in the Faculty of Education and Arts:


Teaching keywords

  • Philosophy and Religion

Teaching expertise

I have taught the following courses in the Bachelor of Arts Philosophy and Religion Major: RELT1020 World Religions, RELT1012 Heresy, RELT1021 Religion in Film, HUMA2010 The World's Great Thinkers, RELT2020 Children of Abraham, RELT2022 Religious Ethics, HUMA3010 Debating the Big Ideas, RELT3020 Religion in a Secular World, RELT3010 Modern Religious Thought, RELT3022 Jewish Thought after the Holocaust, RELT4010 Religion Honours Method and Theory.



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Book (1 outputs)

2010Stanley T, Protestant Metaphysics after Karl Barth and Martin Heidegger, SCM Press, London, United Kingdom, 288 (2010) [A1]

Journal article (12 outputs)

2015Stanley TW, 'The Early Christian Codex: Recovering its Cosmopolitan Consequences', Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, (2015)
2014Stanley TW, 'Faithful Codex: A Theological Account of Early Christian Books', Heythrop Journal: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology, (2014)
2013Stanley TW, 'Job: A Serious Man', The Bible and Critical Theory, 9 27-37 (2013) [C1]
2012Stanley TW, 'Barth after Kant?', Modern Theology, 28 423-445 (2012) [C1]
2009Stanley T, 'Before Analogy: Recovering Barth's Ontological Development', New Blackfriars, 90 577-601 (2009) [C1]
2008Stanley T, 'Karl Barth and Jürgen Habermas: Transcendental Aporias of Global Civil Society', Political Theology, 9 477-502 (2008) [C1]
2008Stanley T, 'Returning Barth to Anselm', Modern Theology, 24 413-437 (2008) [C1]
2007Stanley T, 'Heidegger on Luther on Paul', Dialog: a journal of theology, 46 41-45 (2007) [C1]
2006Stanley T, 'Urban Surveillance: The Hidden Costs of Disneyland', International Journal of the Humanities, 3 117-124 (2006) [C1]
2006Stanley T, 'Punch-Drunk Masculinity', Journal of Men s Studies: a scholarly journal about men and masculinities, 14 235-242 (2006) [C1]
2006Stanley T, 'From Habermas to Barth and Back Again', Journal of Church and State, 48 101-126 (2006) [C1]
2005Stanley T, 'Redeeming the Icons', The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 6 39-62 (2005) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

2010Stanley TW, 'Review of 'Desire, Gift and Recognition: Christology and Postmodern Philosophy'', Ars Disputandi: the online journal for philosophy of religion (2010) [C3]

Conference (8 outputs)

2013Stanley TW, 'Suspending the Political: Scholem, Barth and Qutb', The American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA (2013) [E3]
2010Stanley TW, 'Canon after Codex', American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Atlanta (2010) [E1]
2006Stanley TW, 'Karl Barth and Jürgen Habermas: Christianity in Civil Society', American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Washington DC (2006) [E1]
2006Stanley TW, 'Heidegger's Hidden Theology', 16th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion, Tübingen, Germany (2006) [E1]
2006Stanley TW, 'The Post-Ontological Paul?', Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference, Washington DC (2006) [E1]
2006Stanley TW, 'Barth's Prolegomena to Any Future Protestant Metaphysics which Can Possibly Pretend to Be a Science', Belief and Metaphysics Conference, The Centre of Philosophy and Theology in partnership with the Instituto de Filosofia Edith Stein de Granada, Granada, Spain (2006) [E1]
2005Stanley TW, 'Cyber-Space of Possibles', The Cyberspace 2005 Conference , Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (2005) [E1]
2005Stanley TW, 'Urban Surveillance: From Concentration Camps to Disneyland', Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants4
Total funding$121,500

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2014 (1 grants)

Religion and Radicalism Research Network$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Timothy Stanley, Associate Professor Roland Boer, Professor Hilary Carey, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Kathleen McPhillips, Doctor Christina Petterson
Strategic Networks GrantChief Investigator
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2013 (1 grants)

The American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, USA 23-26 November 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Timothy Stanley
Travel GrantChief Investigator
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2012 (1 grants)

Religion in Political Life Research Program$100,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Round 3 Research Program FundingChief Investigator
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2010 (1 grants)

Stanley - New Staff Grant 2010$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Timothy Stanley
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.6

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Theology)Co-SupervisorBonhoeffer¿s Theology and Anthropogenic Climate Change: In Search of an Ecoethic
20132017PhD (Religious Studies)Co-SupervisorReligion of Labour, Democracy, and Satan: The Socialist Gospel According to Anatoly Lunacharsky

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Music)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation of Contrasting Approaches to Worship within Australian Baptist Churches to Explore the Role of Apollonian and Dionysian Concepts of Art Play in Understanding the Differences. A Case Study Approach

Dr Timothy Stanley

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