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  • SM.D., Pontificio Ateneo di Sant’Anselmo, Rome
  • Ph.D., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A., St. John's University School of Theology
  • B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible


Greg is a native Virginian who loves traveling (especially to monasteries in Europe) and reading. He enjoys the fiction of Chinua Achebe, Georges Bernanos and the nineteenth century Russian novelists; and the poetry of George Herbert, John Donne and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of North America, serving as rector at the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, La Mirada.


  • Spirituality International (Titus Brandsma Institute, Nijmegen)
  • Research Associate, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA
  • Anglo-Catholic History Society
  • Mystical Theology Network
  • Network for Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • American Benedictine Academy
  • Society of the Study of Anglicanism
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Publications (Selected)


Peters, G., Jenson, M. (2019). Distinguishing the church: Explorations in word, sacrament and discipline. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.

Peters, G. (2018). The monkhood of all believers: The monastic foundation of christian spirituality. Ada, MI: Baker Academic.

Peters, G. (2015). The story of monasticism: Retrieving an ancient tradition for contemporary spirituality. Ada, MI: Baker Academic.

Peters, G. (2014). Reforming the monastery: Protestant theologies of religious life. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books

Peters, G. (2011). Peter of Damascus: Byzantine monk and spiritual theologian. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

Book Chapters

Peters, G. (2018). Medieval ressourcement. In Embracing contemplation: Reclaiming a christian spiritual practice. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Peters, G. (2014). Monasticism: Instrument of the holy spirit in the renewal, revival and revitalization of today’s church. In The holy spirit and the christian life. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peters, G. (2013a). Spiritual theology: An historic overview and the medieval traditions. In Reading the christian spiritual classics: A guide for evangelicals. Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Peters, G. (2013b). The medieval traditions. In Reading the christian spiritual classics: A guide for evangelicals. Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.


Peters, G. (2018). Imitating christ: Thomas à kempis and the brothers and sisters of the common life. Christian History.

Peters, G. (2017). A call for evangelical monasticism. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.

Peters, Greg, Downside Review (2016) / Peters, G. (2016). A ‘pretensed and counterfeit holiness’ or Sowers of ‘spiritual things’?. John Jewel and Thomas Harding on Monasticism.

Peters, G. (2016). The journey of our life: Dante as a spiritual theologian of grace. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.


  • “Whither the Monks? Spiritual Formation in Christian Community.” Ancient Evangelical Future Conference at the Robert E. Webber Center of Trinity School for Ministry, June 2016.
  • “No, Really, God is Love: A Medieval Theology of Love and Its Implications.” Biola University Center for Christian Thought, May 2016.
  • “1 Corinthians 7:36-38 and the Limits of Asceticism in the Early Christian Church.” 67th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2015.
  • “A ‘pretensed and counterfeit holiness’ or Sowers of ‘spiritual things’?:NJohn Jewel and Thomas Harding on Monasticism.” Defending the Faith Conference, September 2014.
  • “The Rule of Benedict in the University and the Parish.” American Benedictine Academy Convention, July 2014. (Invited Paper)


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Anglican Studies
  • Church History
  • Clergy
  • Liturgy
  • Pastoring
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Spirituality
  • Theology
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