|Location||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Introduction||Dr Matthew Flannagan holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Otago, a Masters (with First Class Honours), a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Waikato (where he served as student President) and a Diploma of Secondary Teaching from Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.
His area of expertise is Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Theology. He has formally debated Dr Zoe During (formerly of the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand) and Dr Bill Cooke (then President of the New Zealand Association of Rationalist Humanists). His publications appear in several international journals of philosophy, theology and ethics.
Matt is politically a classical liberal but is theologically conservative. Married to Madeleine, with whom he writes for MandM, he has 4 children, is working towards his brown belt in Karate, enjoys keeping fit and being outdoors.