DepartmentsInstitute for Spiritual Formation
Torrey Honors Institute
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

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Degrees

  • 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

Biography

Greg Peters is a native Virginian who loves to travel (especially in Europe) and read. When not reading for work, Greg reads for fun. He enjoys the fiction of Paul Auster, Bernard Malamud, Chinua Achebe and the nineteenth century Russian novelists. In addition, Greg loves the poetry of John Donne and George Herbert. When it comes to non-fiction, he enjoys reading anything that has to do with theology, monasticism or the history of the Christian church. When not working or reading Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Christina and two sons: Brendan and Nathanael. In addition to being a professor at Torrey, Greg is an ordained pastor in the Anglican tradition, serving regularly in his local parish.

Affiliations

  • 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)

Books

  • Co-Editor (with Matt Jenson), Marking the Church: Essays in Ecclesiology (Pickwick Publications, forthcoming 2016)

Articles

  • “Influence of the Benedictine Rule” and “Mount Athos established as a major monastic center (960s)” in Andrew Holt and Florin Curta, eds., Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, forthcoming)
  • “A ‘pretensed and counterfeit holiness’ or Sowers of ‘spiritual things’?: John Jewel and Thomas Harding on Monasticism,” Downside Review 134.1-2 (2016): 11-24.
  • “The Journey of Our Life: Dante as a Spiritual Theologian of Grace,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 9 (2016): 98-117.
  • “Historic Monasticism, the New Monasticism and the Problem of Authority in the Protestant Evangelical Church,” American Benedictine Review 66.3 (2015): 268-282 (co-authored with Donald Richmond)
  • “Historical Theology and Spiritual Formation: A Call,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 7.2 (2014): 203-209.
  • “Monasticism: Instrument of the Holy Spirit in the Renewal, Revival and Revitalization of Today’s Church,” in Wolfgang Vondey, ed., The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 41-57.
  • “John Henry Newman’s Theology of the Monastic/Religious Life as a Means to Holiness,” Newman Studies Journal 10.2 (Fall 2013): 7-17.

Presentations

  • “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)

Books

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