Matthew Del Nevo grew up in Oxford, England. He moved to Israel and worked at the Four Homes of Mercy in Bethany and studied Creative Writing at the Bezalel Foundation in Jerusalem.
Matthew has an academic background in Social Science and in Theology. He has been based in Sydney since 1987. He wrote a doctoral dissertation at the University of Sydney on Le Livre des questions (7 vols) by Egyptian-born French Jewish poet Edmond Jabès.
Matthew is Associate Professor within the Faculty of Humanities in the Christian Tradition at the Sydney College of Divinity. He lectures in philosophy at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, a Pontifical faculty; he lectures as an adjunct in the areas of spirituality, theology and psychology at Hillsong College; and serves as Academic Dean at Nisibis College, the new global college ministering to the Assyrian Church of the East.
Matthew has written about soul and soulfulness in a trilogy of books on melancholy, on enchantment and on music, currently published by Routledge. He has written a book of philosophy and religious poetics, The Metaphysics of Night. His latest book, Finding Harmony is a slim set of three essays, on religion, humanism and harmony. Matthew’s main research areas are history of ideas, contemporary philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, Western and Eastern spiritual and wisdom traditions.