Dr Michael Thompson - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)
Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)
Michael G. Thompson is a historian of Christianity with a focus on Christianity's intersections with American intellectual life and US foreign relations. His research on American theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr, and on missionary internationalist Sherwood Eddy, has appeared in journals such as American Quarterly and Modern Intellectual History. The article on Sherwood Eddy was awarded the Society for US Intellectual History's 2016 Dorothy Ross Award, given for the best article published in an academic journal by an emerging scholar. Michael's first book, For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War was published by Cornell University Press in late 2015, and was made the subject of a special review forum in the journal, Politics, Religion, and Ideology. For God and Globe explores the way the decades between the 1920s and 1940s functioned as a virtual laboratory for innovative Protestant thinking on the nature and ethics of international relations. Michael received his BA Hons (Class I) and PhD from the University of Sydney and has previously taught at the University of Sydney, Monash University, the University of NSW, and Brisbane School of Theology. He has been awarded two Dean's commendations for excellence in teaching.
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Sherwood Eddy, the missionary enterprise, and the rise of Christian internationalism in 1920s America, in Modern Intellectual History