Associate Professor Matthew Del Nevo (Dean)

Qualifications

  • BA AppSocSci (Lanchester Polytechnic UK), BD (Honours) (USyd, 1991), GradDipEd (ACU, 2001); PhD (USyd 1996)
  • Bachelor of Divinity Honours Thesis title: An Anatomy of Comparative Spirituality: Common Ground in St Augustine and the Eastern Fathers
  • PhD Thesis title: Reading Edmond Jabès
    [Edmond Jabès was a post-Holocaust Egyptian-born French poet. He was the author the Le livre des questions in seven volumes (1963-1973) Le Livre des ressemblances in three volumes (1978-1980) and Le Livre des limites in four volumes (1982-1987). He died in 1991.]

Professional Experience

    • Associate Professor of Philosophy,  Faculty of Humanities in the Christian Tradition. Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) (current)
    • Research committee of SCD (current)
    • Curriculum committee of SCD (current)
    • Academic Board of Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS) 2009-2021
    • Coordinator of Philosophy (CIS) 2015-2018
    • Research Degree Committee of Catholic Institute of Sydney 2010-2021
    • Development Committee of AlphaCrucis University College 2015-2018
    • 2014, Academic Dean of Catholic Institute of Sydney (in lieu position)
    • 2014, Academic Standards Committee (Sydney College of Divinity)
    • 2012 External consultant for AlphaCrucis University College (Australian Christian Churches [ACC] National Ministry training college)
    • Research Committee Alpha Crucis University College 2012-2016
    • Ethics Committee Alpha Crucis College 2012-2016
    • External Review Committee AlphaCrucis University College (Chairperson) 2012
    • Head of Spirituality and Philosophy, Broken Bay Institute, (BBI) currently BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education (BBI-TAITE) 2001-2009
    • Dean Studies2004-2005
    • Dean of Research and Development (BBI) 2005-2009

Publications: Books

The Valley Way of Soul: Melancholy, Poetry and Soul-making. New Edition. Sydney: St. Pauls, 2021

Finding Harmony. Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2018.

The Metaphysics of Night: Recovering Soul, Renewing Humanism. New York; London: Routledge, 2017.

Art Music: Love, Listening and Soulfulness. New York; London: Routledge, 2013.

The Work of Enchantment. New York: Routledge, 2011.

The Valley Way of Soul: Melancholy, Poetry and Soul-making. Sydney: St. Pauls, 2008.

The Continental Community of Inquiry. Sheffield: International Society for Philosophers, 2002. http://isfp.sdf.org/books/Continental_Community.pdf

Edited Translations

Andreas-Salomé, Lou. Sex and Religion: Three Early Feminist Psychoanalytic Texts. Translated by Maike Oergel and Kristine Jennings. Edited with an Introductory essay by Matthew Del Nevo and a Preface by Gary Winship. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Picard, Max. The Flight From God. Translated by Marianne Kuschnitsy and J. M. Cameron. Edited with an Introduction by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo. South Bend IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2015.

Andreas-Salomé, Lou. The Erotic.  Translated by John Crisp. Edited with a Preface by Matthew Del Nevo. Introduction by Gary Winship. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Edited and co-edited books

Beauty and Christian Tradition. Sydney: St. Pauls, 2020.

Philosophical Dilemmas: Liberty Equality Justice. Sheffield: International Society for Philosophers, 2007.

Recent Chapters 

‘Introduction to Philosophy in a Post-Secular Age’ in Theology and the People of God Sydney: St. Paul’s 2022.

Lebensphilosophie.’ ‘Gender.’ ‘Liberated Woman.’ Entries under Lou Andreas-Salomé in The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers. General Editors, Ruth Hagengruber, Mary Ellen Waithe et al. Paderborn University, Germany, 2021.

‘Old Age’ in Embracing Life and Gathering Wisdom: Theological, Pastoral and Clinical Insights into Human Flourishing at the End of Life. Sydney: SCD Press, 2020. 301-313.

 ‘Tragic Beauty’ in Beauty and Christian Tradition’. Sydney: St Pauls, 2020.

‘The Sanity of Truth: Christian Feminism in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park’, Sensibilities 58 (2019), 32ff.

‘Eroticism.’ ‘Faith.’ ‘Feminism.’ Entries under Lou Andreas-Salomé in The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers. General Editors, Ruth Hagengruber, Mary Ellen Waithe et al. Paderborn University, Germany, 2019.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last modified: April 8, 2024

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