Emeritus Professor Garry Trompf

Emeritus Professor Garry Trompf




+61 2 9351 6838


Room N426
A20 - John Woolley
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Research Interests

  • Pacific and Australian (SW Pacific) Religion Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Melanesian Religions
  • History of Ideas


  • "The Attitudes and Involvements of Religions in‘On wondering about wonder: Melanesians and the Cargo,’ in Jacob K. Olupona (ed.), Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity , Routledge 2004: 297-313.
  • ‘OFO religions and cargo cults,’ in Christopher Partridge (ed.), UFO Religions , Routledge, 2003: 221-238.
  • ‘Introduction 1: The Long History of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholarship,’ Journal of Religious History , 26:2, June 2002 (special issue on the Dead Sea Scrolls, edited by John Gascoigne, Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs): 123-144.
  • with Gildas Hamel (eds), The World of Religions: Essays on Historical and Contemporary Issues in Honour of Professor Noel Quinton King for his Eightieth Birthday , ISPCK, 2001 (containing G. W. Trompf, ‘Retributive Logic in Orosius as Early Christian Social Theory’, 68-108).
  • Early Christian Historiography: Narratives of Retributive Justice , Continuum, 2000.
  • Editor with M. Honari (eds.), Mehregan in Sydney: Proceedings of the Seminar in Persian Studies during the Mehregan Persian Cultural Festival , Sydney, Australia, 28 October - 6 November 1994, Sydney Studies in Religion 1, Sydney: Persian Cultural Foundation of Australia, 1998 viii and 326pp (English and Persian).
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  • "An Agenda For Persian Studies", in Trompf and Honari (eds.), Mehregan in Sydney, (see above), pp 1-6.
  • In Search of Origins , London : Oriental University Press, c1990.
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  • Islands and enclaves : nationalisms and separatist pressures in island and littoral contexts , Garry Trompf (editor), New Delhi : Sterling, c1993.
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  • "Population Plannings", in N. Polunin (ed.), Population and Global Security , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, pp. 205-34.
  • "Macrohistory in Blavatsky, Steiner and Guenon", in A. Faivre and W. Hanegraaff (eds.), Western Esotericism and the Science of Religion: Selected Papers Presented at the 17th Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, (Gnostica 2 , gen eds. Trompf and Hanegraaff), Louvain: Peeters, 1998, pp 269-96.
  • "Does God Requite in History? Comments on a Theme in World History", Studies in World Christianity , 4/1, 1998: 65-83.