Dr David Newheiser

Religion and Theology. Affiliate: Philosophy


MPhil (Oxon), PhD (Chicago)

Dr David Newheiser works in the areas of classic Christian thought and contemporary continental philosophy. He joined the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry in 2015. Before coming to the ACU he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin.

His research focuses on the relation between philosophy and Christian thought with a particular focus on Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Dionysius the Areopagite. He is also pursuing ongoing research projects on the subjects of power and biopolitics, allegorical exegesis, the limits of critique, and the history of sexuality.

David leads the ACU-funded research project “Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic.” His first book, Keeping Faith in the Dark, responds to contemporary critiques of religion by developing a constructive account of hope. He has published articles on secularism, sexuality, neoliberalism, love, and the intersection of theory and art.


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