Stephen Chavura is a political theorist and intellectual historian. His research interests include the history of political thought, Australian intellectual history, philosophical issues relating to freedom of speech, and church and state.
His book Tudor Protestant Political Thought (Leiden: Brill) was published in 2011, and his work has appeared in journals such as History of European Ideas, Journal of Religious History, and Australian Journal of Political Science.
He is currently an ARC Senior Research Associate at Macquarie University.
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