Dr Timothy Stanley

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science

Career Summary

Biography

My work addresses topics in philosophy of religion and the history of ideas. I teach courses on the study of religion in the university's Bachelor of Arts. As a researcher I write about: religion in deliberative democratic practices; technological legacies discernible in the history of religious books; and, the persistence of metaphysical reality claims despite their critique in philosophical theology.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Manchester - England
  • Master of Arts, University of Manchester - England

Keywords

  • Jürgen Habermas
  • Søren Kierkegaard
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Karl Barth
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Hannah Arendt
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Jacques Derrida
  • Jean-Luc Marion
  • Martin Luther

Languages

  • Greek (Working)
  • Hebrew (Working)
  • German (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
220315 Philosophy of Religion 40
220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 30
220209 History of Ideas 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2008 - 1/08/2010 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
United Kingdom

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PHIL1040 World Religions
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
This course provides an introduction to the principal features of the world's major religions through reference to key events, characters, beliefs and related phenomena. With regard to each tradition, there will be a focus on both historical and contemporary events relevant to the understanding of religion today. Thinkers discussed may include, Philo, Origen, Rumi, Dogen, Julian of Norwich, Theodor Herzl, Mohandas Gandhi, and Vine Deloria Jr.
Course Convenor 25/02/2019 - 7/06/2019
PHIL3040 Modern Religious Thought
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
In the contemporary world it is no longer the case that belief in 'God' is the default setting, and no longer do the majority opt to embrace any number of traditional forms of religious life. The present climate is characterised by a plurality of religious options, movements, or ways of life. This course will examine a range of key philosophers that have contributed to the evolution of modern religious thought such as, Martin Buber, William James, Paul Tillich, Mary Daly, Emmanuel Levinas, and Charles Taylor.
Course Convenor 29/07/2019 - 8/11/2019
PHIL2030 Philosophy of Religion
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
The course examines a number of issues in philosophy of religion which came to the fore in the ancient, medieval, early modern and enlightenment periods. Philosophers to be considered in the discussion of relevant topics may include Augustine, Avicenna, Maimonides, Anselm, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. 
Course Convenor 25/02/2019 - 7/06/2019
PHIL1042 Religion in Film
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
In a number of classic and contemporary films, philosophical and religious themes such as sacrifice, forgiveness, redemption and apocalypse have been explored with great care and depth. This course will explore a sampling of Hollywood and global cinema in order to interpret their visual styles, narrative constructions, historical contexts, and salient religious themes.
Course Convenor 29/07/2019 - 8/11/2019
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Publications

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


Book (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Stanley TW, Writing Faith, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 154 (2017) [A1]
2015 Stanley TW, Religion after secularization in Australia, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, 233 (2015) [A3]
2010 Stanley T, Protestant Metaphysics after Karl Barth and Martin Heidegger, SCM Press, London, United Kingdom, 288 (2010) [A1]

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Stanley TW, 'Utopia and the Public Sphere', Religion after Secularization in Australia, Palgrave MacMillan, New York 191-210 (2015) [B1]
2015 Stanley TW, 'Introduction', Religion after Secularization in Australia, Palgrave MacMillan, New York vii-xiv (2015) [B2]
Citations Scopus - 10

Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Stanley TW, 'Faithful Codex: A Theological Account of Early Christian Books', Heythrop Journal: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology, 57 9-28 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/heyj.12079
2016 Stanley TW, 'Bonhoeffer's Anti-Judaism', Political Theology, 17 297-305 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10773525.2016.1187000
2015 Stanley TW, 'The Early Codex Book: Recovering its Cosmopolitan Consequences', Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 23 369-398 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1163/15685152-00233P04
2013 Stanley TW, 'A Serious Man', The Bible and Critical Theory, 9 27-37 (2013) [C1]
2012 Stanley TW, 'Barth after Kant?', Modern Theology, 28 423-445 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2009 Stanley T, 'Before Analogy: Recovering Barth's Ontological Development', New Blackfriars, 90 577-601 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01302.x
2008 Stanley T, 'Karl Barth and Jürgen Habermas: Transcendental Aporias of Global Civil Society', Political Theology, 9 477-502 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1558/poth.v9i4.477
2008 Stanley T, 'Speaking credibly? Communicating christian particularism in postmodern contexts', International Review of Mission, 97 21-30 (2008) [C1]

How can Christian particularism be credibly discussed in postmodern culture? The answer to this question does not necessarily demand an abandonment of the particular salvific clai... [more]

How can Christian particularism be credibly discussed in postmodern culture? The answer to this question does not necessarily demand an abandonment of the particular salvific claims of the Christian tradition. This essay explores the cultural and philosophical subtext of religious pluralism in order to discuss religious particularity in a more credible way. If Christians are faithfully to articulate their own particularity, they must first seek to understand the way postmodernity's emancipatory strategies have co-opted the category of religion. Though modernity's quest for political and social emancipation is not a novel thesis, the elucidation of how emancipation in modernity has been radicalized in postmodernity offers new insight into the cultural context within which Christum traditions now find themselves. By explicating the relationship between freedom and religious pluralism in postmodernity, we can begin to see that by gaining a more thoughtful understanding of freedom we can develop more adept strategies for communicating Christian particularity. In this regard, the Christian doctrine of the Trinity may play a crucial role. 2008 World Council of Churches.

DOI 10.1111/j.1758-6631.2008.tb00624.x
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Stanley T, 'Returning barth to anselm', Modern Theology, 24 413-437 (2008) [C1]

This article focuses on Barth's explication of Anselm's Proslogion 2-4 in his book on Anselm and attempts to show how Anselm helped clarify for Barth the ontological nat... [more]

This article focuses on Barth's explication of Anselm's Proslogion 2-4 in his book on Anselm and attempts to show how Anselm helped clarify for Barth the ontological nature of his own early theology, in particular what he meant by the ¿is¿ in his affirmation ¿God is God.¿ Our contention is that Barth's continual pointing to Anselm's Fides Quaerens Intellectum as a vital key to his own theology should not be overlooked. In fact, we argue that only by returning Barth to Anselm in this way can we begin to understand more thoroughly one of the key contributions of Barth's theology generally and its potential relevance to contemporary onto-theological debates. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0025.2008.00465.x
Citations Scopus - 2
2007 Stanley T, 'Heidegger on Luther on Paul', Dialog: a journal of theology, 46 41-45 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2007.00306.x
2006 Stanley T, 'From Habermas to Barth and back again', JOURNAL OF CHURCH AND STATE, 48 101-126 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/jcs/48.1.101
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2006 Stanley T, 'Urban Surveillance: The Hidden Costs of Disneyland', International Journal of the Humanities, 3 117-124 (2006) [C1]
2006 Stanley T, 'Punch-Drunk Masculinity', Journal of Men s Studies: a scholarly journal about men and masculinities, 14 235-242 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.3149/jms.1402.235
2005 Stanley T, 'Redeeming the Icons', The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 6 39-62 (2005) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

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

Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Stanley T, 'Supplementing Arendt', Boston, MA, USA (2017)
2013 Stanley TW, 'Suspending the Political: Scholem, Barth and Qutb', The American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA (2013) [E3]
2012 Stanley TW, 'What Is This Strange Technological Thing Called the Bible?', Bible and Critical Theory Seminar, Auckland, NZ (2012)
2010 Stanley TW, 'Canon after Codex', American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Atlanta (2010) [E1]
2010 Stanley TW, 'Why Protestant Metaphysics Today?', Theology Research Seminar, St. Andrews, UK (2010) [E2]
2010 Stanley TW, 'The Return of the Scroll: From Codex to Google', Valuing Theological Education Conference, The University of Oxford (2010) [E2]
2009 Stanley TW, 'Seinsweise in Barth's Theology', Society for the Study of Theology, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
2006 Stanley TW, 'Karl Barth and Jürgen Habermas: Christianity in Civil Society', American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Washington DC (2006) [E1]
2006 Stanley TW, 'Heidegger's Hidden Theology', 16th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion, Tübingen, Germany (2006) [E1]
2006 Stanley 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]
2006 Stanley TW, 'The Post-Ontological Paul?', Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference, Washington DC (2006) [E1]
2005 Stanley 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]
2005 Stanley TW, 'Cyber-Space of Possibles', The Cyberspace 2005 Conference , Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $131,500

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20181 grants / $20,000

Religious Print after the Enlightenment$20,000

The project investigates how a new form of religious print came to be recognised in the Enlightenment era. It evaluates the State Library of NSW’s Richardson Collection of rare Bibles and early printed religious works.

Funding body: Library Council of NSW

Funding body Library Council of NSW
Project Team Doctor Timothy Stanley
Scheme Australian Religious History Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1800604
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,500

The American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, USA 23-26 November 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Timothy Stanley
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300771
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $100,000

Religion in Political Life Research Program$100,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team

Timothy Stanley

Scheme Round 3 Research Program Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20111 grants / $5,000

New Staff Grant$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Doctor Timothy Stanley

Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20101 grants / $5,000

Stanley - New Staff Grant 2010$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Timothy Stanley
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001043
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Freedom, Creativity and Authenticity in the Existentialist Philosophy of Gabriel Marcel, Nicholas Berdyaev and Jean Paul Sartre PhD (Philosophy), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours Mad Max: Fury Hope Philosophy & Religious Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2017 Honours Buddhist and Lacanian Desire Philosophy & Religious Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2016 Honours Origen's Midrash Pesher Philosophy & Religious Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2013 Honours Kant in Rawls Philosophy & Religious Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2012 Honours Law and Ethics in Bonhoeffer Philosophy & Religious Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2012 PhD An 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 PhD (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Historians awarded State Library fellowships

October 30, 2017

UON history researchers Dr Julie McIntyre and Dr Tim Stanley have each been awarded a prestigious 2018 NSW State Library Fellowship.

Dr Timothy Stanley

Position

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

Contact Details

Email timothy.stanley@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7927
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room MC101A
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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