Assoc. Prof. Matthew Del Nevo
Philosophy and Spirituality
BA (AppSocSci)(Lancaster, 1980), BD (Sydney, 1991), GradDipRE (ACU, 2001), PhD (Sydney, 1996)
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- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney (1996)
- Graduate Diploma of Education, Australian Catholic University (2001)
- Bachelor of Divinity (Honours), University of Sydney (1991)
- Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Lanchester Polytechnic (1989)
Areas of Research Interest
Catholic Philosophy, Christian Spirituality, Psychology and theology, Music and popular culture, Rabbinic interpretation, Asian spirituality and philosophy, Literature and poetry, Philosophy of culture.
Matthew is an alumni of the Divinity School at Sydney University, with a previous background in Social Science. Matthew lived for some years in Jerusalem where he worked in the disability field and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Bezalel Foundation, before moving to Australia. Matthew has taught RE and Philosophy in a Catholic School and has been active in the Philosophy in Schools movement in Australia at State and National levels since 2001. Matthew has lectured widely in public and further education settings. Matthew served as Head of Spirituality and Philosophy and Dean of Studies, then Dean of Research and Development at the Centre for Christian Spirituality, which became Broken Bay Institute in Sydney (2001-2008) and has been at the Catholic Institute since 2009.
Matthew specialized in Patristic theology at the Divinity School in Sydney University and wrote a post-graduate Honours thesis entitled An Anatomy of Comparative Spirituality: Common Ground in St Augustine and the Eastern Fathers.
Matthew wrote his doctoral dissertation on the poetic, philosophical and religious oeuvre of French poet Edmond Jabès (d. 1991) and published chapters of the thesis in Literature and Theology (Oxford University) and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
- Del Nevo, Matthew, Robert Andrews and Rohan Curnow, eds. Beauty and Christian Tradition. Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls Publications, 2020.
- “Tragic Beauty.” In Beauty and Christian Tradition, edited by Matthew Del Nevo, Robert Andrews and Rohan Curnow, 96–110. Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls Publications, 2020.
- “Old Age.” In Embracing Life and Gathering Wisdom: Theological, Pastoral and Clinical Insights into Human Flourishing at the End of Life, edited by Stephen Smith, Edwina Blair and Catherine Kleemann, 301–13. Macquarie Park, NSW: SCD Press, 2020.
- “Lou Andreas-Salomé” (2019). In The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers, edited by Ruth Hagengruber. Paderborn, Paderborn University. http://historyofwomenphilosophers.org/ecc/#hwps.
- Finding Harmony. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
- The Metaphysics of Night: Recovering Soul, Renewing Humanism. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014. (Routledge reissue, 2017.)
- “Introduction,” with Brendan Sweetman. In Max Picard, The Flight From God, edited by Brendan Sweetman and Matthew Del Nevo, translated by Marianne Kuschnitsy and J.M. Cameron, vii–xi. South Bend, IN: St Augustine’s Press, 2015.
- “Introduction,” with Gary Winship. In Lou Andreas-Salomé, Sex and Religion: Two Texts of Early Feminist Psychoanalysis, translated by Maike Oergel and Kristine Jennings, vii–xxiv. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2016. (Routledge reissue, 2017.)
- Art Music: Love, Listening and Soulfulness. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014. (Routledge reissue, 2017.)
- “Foreword.” In Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Erotic, translated by John Crisp, vii–xiv. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012. (Routledge reissue, 2017.)
- The Work of Enchantment. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2011. (Routledge reissue, 2017.)
- The Valley Way of Soul: Melancholy, Poetry and Soul-Making. Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls Publications, 2008. (New edition forthcoming.)
- “Introduction.” In The Continental Community of Inquiry, edited by Matthew Del Nevo, 5–41. Sheffield, UK: International Society for Philosophers, 2002. http://isfp.sdf.org/books/Continental_Community.pdf.
- Washburn, Phil. A Reader in Philosophical Dilemmas. Social Philosophy: Liberty, Equality, Justice. Edited by Matthew Del Nevo. Sheffield, UK: International Society for Philosophers, 2001. http://isfp.sdf.org/books/Social_Philosophy.pdf.