Dr  Timothy Stanley

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci (Studies of Religion)

Career Summary

Biography

My work philosophically evaluates diverse religious thinkers from around the world. I’ve authored a series of investigations into religion and information technology, deliberative democracy, and the critique of metaphysics. The philosophy courses I teach feature in the studies of religion areas of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degrees. For 2019-22 I am the leader for Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry.

Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Intellectual History
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Political Philosophy

Languages

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
500321 Social and political philosophy 30
430314 History of religion 30
500316 Philosophy of religion 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2015 -  Senior Lecturer School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences
Australia
1/8/2010 - 31/12/2014 Lecturer School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences
Australia
1/8/2008 - 1/8/2010 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
United Kingdom

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PHIL2040 Suffering: Comparative Studies
The University of Newcastle - School of Humanities, Creative Industries, and Social Sciences
The course investigates diverse reflections upon the nature of human and other forms of suffering. It develops comparative methodologies in the academic study of religion and philosophy in order to help students evaluate divergent viewpoints on the topic. Thinkers discussed may include Gottfried Leibniz, Al Ghazali, Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, Nagarjuna, William James, Simone Weil, Emmanuel Levinas, Hannah Arendt, and Rene Girard.
Course Convenor 18/7/2022 - 28/10/2022
PHIL1040 World Religions
The University of Newcastle - School of Humanities, Creative Industries, and Social Sciences
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 of Alexandria, Origen of Caesarea Maritima, Dogen Zenji [Kigen], Muhammad Rumi, Julian of Norwich, Theodor Herzl, Mohandas Gandhi, and Vine Deloria Jr.
Course Convenor 21/2/2022 - 3/6/2022
PHIL2030 Philosophy of Religion
The University of Newcastle - School of Humanities, Creative Industries, and Social Sciences
The course examines a number of issues in philosophy of religion which came to the fore in the ancient, medieval, early modern, enlightenment, and later periods. Topics to be discussed may include proofs for the existence of God, various conceptions of transcendence, the nature of the self, the concept of religion, and the relation between religious and scientific forms of inquiry. Thinkers to be considered may include Aurelius Augustine, Avicenna, Moses Maimonides, Anselm, Rene Descartes, Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, Soren Kierkegaard, and Sigmund Freud.
Course Convenor 21/2/2022 - 3/6/2022
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Publications

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


Book (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2024 Stanley T, Understanding Religion through the Eyes of Others: Case Studies of Key Thinkers, Routledge Press, London (2024)
2022 Stanley T, Printing Religion after the Enlightenment, Lexington Books | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham (2022)
2022 Stanley T, Religion after Deliberative Democracy, Routledge Press, London (2022)
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]
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Chapter (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2023 Stanley T, 'Religion, Science, and Popular Beliefs', A Cultural History of Historiography in the Modern Age, 1920-Present, Bloomsbury Press, New York (2023)
2022 Stanley T, 'The Far Side of Religion', Religion and Senses of Humour, Equinox Press, Sheffield (2022)
2021 Stanley T, 'Urban Surveillance: The Hidden Costs of Disneyland', The Many Faces of the City: Exploring the Metropolis, Common Ground, Champaigne (2021)
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 - 16
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Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Stanley T, 'Applying Arendt's Vita Activa to Religion', POLITICS RELIGION & IDEOLOGY, 22 1-16 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/21567689.2021.1877670
2021 Stanley T, 'Religious Print in Settler Australia and Oceania', Religions, 12 1-14 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/rel12121048
2020 Stanley T, 'Religious Interactions in Deliberative Democratic Systems Theory', Religions, 11 1-16 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/rel11040210
2019 Stanley TW, 'On Unity, Liberty and Charity', Political Theology, 20 103-111 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1462317X.2019.1558712
2019 Stanley TW, 'The Pragmatist Question of Sovereignty', Political Theology, 20 139-156 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1462317X.2018.1559006
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
Citations Scopus - 1
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
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
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 - 2
2010 Stanley T, 'Desire, Gift and Recognition: Christology and Postmodern Philosophy', Ars Disputandi, 10 128-131 (2010)
DOI 10.1080/15665399.2010.10820032
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]
2008 Stanley T, 'Returning Barth to Anselm', Modern Theology, 24 413-437 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0025.2008.00465.x
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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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Pihlström S, Kahn J, Farneth M, Stanley T, 'Special Issue: Pragmatism and Political Theology', Special Issue: Pragmatism and Political Theology ( issue.2 pp.103-175): Taylor & Francis (2019)
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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 C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
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

Completed5
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2022 PhD Free Will After Extended Mind Theory PhD (Philosophy), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD On the Russian Origins of Lev Shestov's Critique of Reason PhD (Philosophy), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Authenticity After Jean-Paul Sartre and Gabriel Marcel PhD (Philosophy), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours Mad Max: Fury Hope Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2017 Honours Buddhist and Lacanian Desire Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2016 Honours Origen's Midrash Pesher Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2013 Honours Kant in Rawls Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2012 Honours Law and Ethics in Bonhoeffer Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle Sole 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, Creative Ind and Social Sci
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area

Studies of Religion

Contact Details

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

Office

Room CT229
Building CT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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