Paul Gallagher

Humanities (Philosophy and Religious Studies)

Assistant Dean, Saga College, Dean of Students Office


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Dr Paul Gallagher earned his BA at Brock University with a double major in German and Philosophy. He later earned an MA and a PhD in the department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. He taught systemic theology from 2007 to 2013 at the University of Divinity and the United Faculty of Theology, both in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Gallagher has devoted much of his career to student well-being and residential life, holding executive positions at Queen’s College and St Mary’s College, at the University of Melbourne, and at St John’s College, within the University of Sydney, before joining Yale-NUS in 2017.

Dr Gallagher’s interests span a range of topics in 19th- and 20th-century philosophy and theology, particularly around social and political ethics. His doctoral dissertation was a political critique of the Sermon on the Mount in conversation with the theologies of John Howard Yoder and Gustavo Gutierrez. The philosophy of Kierkegaard, Christian pacifism, and liberation theology are among his areas of expertise.

Citizens of Heaven, Residents of the Earth: The Politics of the Sermon on the Mount. VDM Verlag, 2008.

Book Chapters:

“Learning Where They Live: First-Generation College Students in the Residence Halls.” At the Intersection: Understanding and Supporting First-Generation Students, edited by Robert Longwell-Grice and Hope Longwell-Grice. Stylus, 2021, pp. 225-37.

Refereed Publications:

“Bringing Benefit to the World: A Mohist Approach to Global Citizenship,” Journal of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand 11.1 (December 2016): 1-18.

“Discerning True and False Prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah,” Asia Journal of Theology 28:1 (April 2014): 3-15.

“Salvation from the Jews? Israel in Liberation Theology,” Asia Journal of Theology 23:2 (October 2009): 281-96.

Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives, by Azhar Ibrahim. In Journal of Contemporary Asia 46.2 (2016), 362-64.

Moral Memoranda from John Howard Yoder: Conversations on Law, Ethics, and the Church between a Mennonite Theologian and a Hoosier Lawyer, by Thomas L. Shaffer. In The Conrad Grebel Review 22.1 (Winter 2004), 103-05.

The Nonviolent Atonement, by J. Denny Weaver. In Studies in Christian Ethics 16.1 (2003), 115-18.

Beyond Orientalism: Essays on Cross-Cultural Encounter, by Fred Dallmayr. In Philosophy East and West 48.4 (October 1998), 663-65.

Other Publications:

“Supporting First-Generation Students in a Residential College,” Student Accommodation 3.1 (March 2019), 35-7.

Philosophy and Political Thought II