Garry Trompf

Professor Garry Trompf

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2002
  • Section(s): Religion, Philosophy And History Of Ideas


Garry Trompf is Emeritus Professor in the History of Ideas in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, where he previously held a personal chair for ten years. He was educated at the universities of Melbourne, Monash, Oxford and the Australian National University and has written over fifteen books, which embody early Christianity (Early Christian Historiography, 2000), the religions of Melanesia (Melanesian Religions, 1994 and Payback: The Logic of Retribution in Melanesian Religions, 2004) and the history of ideas (The Idea of Historical Recurrence in Western Thought, 1979), among a myriad other fields.

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