BA (Hons), GradDipTheol, PhD
Mark is an historical theologian with particular expertise in Barthian and post-Holocaust theology.
He did his undergraduate and doctoral work at the University of Western Australia, before moving to Melbourne, where he completed his theological qualifications through the Melbourne College of Divinity. Mark has taught, and held senior academic leadership positions, at two Australian universities. He has also held research fellowships at Cambridge (2005) and Princeton (2016-17).
Author of three books on Karl Barth, Mark is currently writing the first authorised biography of Markus Barth (1915-1994), and has also written a major monograph on the history of the doctrine of election. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2002 for his scholarship in the field of the German Kirchenkampf of the 1930s, Mark has become an internationally-recognised expert in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
An Anglican priest in the Diocese of Melbourne, Mark has served as Chaplain to the Canterbury Fellowship at Trinity College, as associate priest at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and as associate priest at St. Mary’s North Melbourne. In 2019, he was elected to the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- Royal Historical Society (Fellow)
- ANZATS (President)
- American Academy of Religion (Member)
- Karl Barth Society of North America (Member)