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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



Peters, G. (2021). Thomas à Kempis: His Life and Spiritual Theology. Cascade Books.

Peters, G (2018). The Monkhood of All Believers: The Monastic Foundation of Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.

Peters, G. (2015). The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality. Grand Rapids, 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. [Romanian Translation: Greg Peters, Sfântul Petru Damaschinul – monah bizantin şi teolog duhovnicesc (Iaşi: Doxologia, 2014)]

Edited Books

Peters, G. (ed.) (2022). From Anchorhold to Parish ‒ English Monasticism and Anglican Spirituality: The 2022 James Lloyd Breck Conference on Monasticism and The Church. Nashotah House Press. 

Peters, G. (ed.) (2021). Parish Asceticism: The 2021 James Lloyd Breck Conference on Monasticism and The Church (Nashotah House Press.

Peters, G. (ed.) (2021). Becoming a Community of Disciples: Guidelines from Abbot Benedict and Bishop Basil (Sacred Roots Spiritual Classics 2). Upland, IN: Samuel Morris Publications/Sacred Roots.

Peters, G. (ed.) (2019). The Monastic Call of Every Christian: The 2019 James Lloyd Breck Conference on Monasticism and The Church. Nashotah House Press.

Peters, G., and M. Jenson (2019). Distinguishing the Church: Explorations in Word, Sacrament and Discipline. Pickwick Publications.

Peters, G. and M. Jenson (2019). Marking the Church: Essays in Ecclesiology. Pickwick Publications.

Peters, G. and C. Colt Anderson (2016). Priesthood and Holy Orders in the Middle Ages. Leiden: Brill.

Articles & Book Chapters

Peters, G. (2023). “Joseph (Fr. Ignatius) Leycester Lyne (1837-1908) and Revival of Monasticism in the Anglican Communion,” in Hugh Feiss and Maureen O’Brien, eds., A Benedictine Reader: 1530–1930. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications,381-400.

Peters, G. (2023). “Bare Ruined Choirs?: The Death and Life of Anglican Monasticism,” American Benedictine Review 74.1, 22-41.

Peters, G. (2022). “Episcopacy in the Anglican Tradition.” Paper commissioned for the Anglican Church in North America/ United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ecumenical Dialogue; held in Chicago, IL on October 20, 2022. The paper is available to read and download at:

Peters, G. (2022). “Unity of Knowledge and Unity with God: Theology’s Crucial Place in Education,” in R. Keith Loftin, ed., Re-kindling an Old Light: Contours of Christ–shaped Liberal Learning. Houston: High Bridge Books, 103-112.

Peters, G. (2021). “The Uniqueness of Russian Thought: How Slavophilism and Monasticism Answer the Challenge of “Westernism,” American Benedictine Review 72.3, 279-301.


“Bare ruined choirs?: The Death and Life of Anglican Monasticism.” Invited Lecture sponsored by the Michael Ramsey Centre, University of Durham,UK. April 2022.

“Ab verbo et exemplo: Medieval Monastic Theology as a Model for Christian Catechesis.” Invited Lecture sponsored by the Institute for the Renewal of Christian Catechesis. Delivered at Christ Church Anglican, Waco, TX, February 2022.

“Wealth and Poverty as a Means of Grace: Lessons from the Christian Spiritual Tradition.” 73rd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2022.

“Late Medieval Monasticism and Children’s Education: Monastic Apostolate or Recruiting Tool?” Monasticism, Education and Formation Symposium at Pontificio Ateneo di Sant’Anselmo, June 8-11, 2021.

“Thomas à Kempis’ Self-Centered Imitation of Christ: Late Medieval Reflections on Following Jesus.” 72nd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2020.


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

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