Dr Sean Durbin
Postdoctoral ResearcherView Research Profile
Dr Sean Durbin is an award winning scholar of contemporary religion. His research interests include religion and politics, religion and society, and new religious movements, studied from an anthropological and sociological perspective. His first book, Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel, analysed the way leaders of this organisation presented themselves as God’s instruments, how they defined themselves as ‘authentic’ Christians in opposition to others, and the linguistic and performative ways they achieved this. From 2014 to 2019 he was editor of the journal Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception. In addition to his work on ReCoVira, he is also working on a collaborative book project tentatively titled, Beyond Apocalypse: Christian Zionism in the Contemporary World. Prior to joining MMU, Dr Durbin held positions at Macquarie University, The University of Newcastle, Australian Catholic University, Canterbury Christchurch University, and the University of London.