ABOUT ME

Michael has a scholarly interest in the English Novel from Jane Austen to Margaret Atwood.

This period includes the canonical transition from Classicism to Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism and Postmodernism.

One characteristic of these genres of literary novels is the relationship between the literature of ideas and the history of ideas.

In Philosophy, consider a parallel in the transition from Kant to Hegel, Nietzsche, and Derrida.

In Theology, consider a parallel in the transition from Deism to Theism, Atheism, and Agnosticism.

To varying degrees, each author of a literary novel is historicized and historicizing. They interact with, and occasionally react against, the spirit of their age.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Literature and Religion

Franciscanism

Jewish and Christian Relations

Hawaiian History

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EDUCATION

1983-1986 BA, 1988-1989 MLitt

University of New England

1986-1989 BTh

Sydney College of Divinity, St Paul's Seminary

1990-1992 PhD

University of Western Australia