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About Matthew Ogilvie

Professor Matthew Ogilvie is a native of Sydney. He lived there until 2003 with his wife Elizabeth and their four children.

After completing his PhD in systematic theology at the University of Sydney in 1996, Professor Ogilvie taught at Australian Catholic University and the Catholic Institute of Sydney. During 2003 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Boston College. Between 2003 and 2009 he taught at the University of Dallas where he also served as Director of Philosophy & Letters and Coordinator of Online Education for University of Dallas' School of Ministry.

He has a number of publications reflecting his wide theological interests, which include systematic theology, religion and science, religion and terrorism. In 2001 Marquette University Press published his first book Faith Seeking Understanding: The Functional Specialty 'Systematics' in Bernard Lonergan's Method in Theology.

In 2008 Professor Ogilvie was made an academic fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), which enabled him to travel to Israel to study counter-terrorism.

Professional Affiliations:
Australian Catholic Theological Association
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Australian Lonergan Workshop


2008. University of Dallas nominee for the State of Texas Piper Professors' Award.
2008. Academic Fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Fellowship for the study of terrorism. The fellowship program featured an intensive course of study in Israel on terrorism and was used towards preparing and delivering a graduate course on "Religion and Terrorism." (Fellowship grant of all travel, full board, educational and field expenses)
2008. Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici. Travel Grant to deliver an invited paper for the Italian Institute of Philosophical Studies in connection with the Permanent Seminar of Epistemology of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of South Italy.
2008. University of Dallas President's Award for Distinguished Service.
2003. Boston College - Lonergan Postdoctoral Fellowship
2003. John Charles Beer Fellowship for postdoctoral research at Boston College.


2009 - Present Professor, The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Philosophy and Theology, Fremantle

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  • Systematic Theology, Science and Theology

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Professor Matthew Ogilvie
BTh, MTh, PhD (Syd)

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