Matthew Drever

Matthew Drever

Associate Professor of ReligionChapman Hall  206
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Professor Drever is completing a manuscript that analyzes St. Augustine’s concept of the person in light of contemporary French and German phenomenology. He is also working on a larger project that explores the intersection in the development of textual hermeneutics and concepts of the person in 19th and 20th century Protestant thought. 

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. Theology, University of Chicago (2008)
  • M.T.S. Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School (2000)
  • B.A. Philosophy & History, Sonoma State University (1998)

Areas of Academic Specialty

Dr. Drever’s areas of expertise include: systematic theology, history of Christian thought, continental philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, science and religion, theological and philosophical hermeneutics.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in the humanities, University of Chicago (2006)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Religion;
  • Society of Biblical Literature;
  • North American Patristics Society

Courses Taught at TU

  • Nature of Religion (REL 1003)
  • Christian Faith and Thought (REL 2343)
  • God and Human Suffering (REL 2503)
  • Seminar; Calvin and his Legacy (Rel 3973)
  • Seminar; The Philosophy of Heidegger (REL 3973)
  • Contemporary Christian Thought (REL 4503)
  • Philosophy of Religion (REL 4543)
  • Special Topics: Religion and the Structure of Meaning (REL 4863)

Awards & Recognition

  • Fulbright Dissertation Research Grant (2007)
  • Martin Marty Dissertation Grant (2006)
  • DAAD Grant (2004)
  • Karen Dinal Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003)