Dr. Matthew Tan


BA(Hons) LLB (Qld)) STL(St Thomas, Rome) PhD (ACU)

Felice and Margredel Zaccari Lecturer in Theology and Philosophy

Matthew Tan lectures in Theology and Philosophy at Campion College, and is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Western Tradition. He received his doctorate in Theology from the Australian Catholic University, and his License in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where he was a Russell Berrie Fellow in Interreligious Studies. He also holds degrees in Law, International Relations and History from the University of Queensland.

In 2013, he served as a Visiting Professor of Catholic Studies and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago in the United States.

His research covers the areas of Political Theology, Theology and Pop Culture, and Theology and Communications, and he has presented his findings in conferences in Australia, the US, the UK and Continental Europe. A sample of his research output can be found by clicking here.

His first book, Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ, was published by Pickwick Publications in 2014. He is also an active blogger and runs the theological blog “The Divine Wedgie”.