DepartmentsInstitute for Spiritual Formation
Torrey Honors Institute
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • 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


Dr. Greg Peters is a native Virginian who loves to travel (especially in Europe) and read. When not reading for work, Dr. Peters reads for fun. He enjoys the fiction of Paul Auster, Bernard Malamud, Chinua Achebe and the nineteenth century Russian novelists. In addition, Dr. Peters 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 Dr. Peters enjoys spending time with his wife Christina and two sons: Brendan and Nathanael. In addition to being a professor at Torrey, Dr. Peters is an ordained pastor in the Anglican tradition, serving regularly in his local parish.


  • Byzantine Studies Conference
  • American Benedictine Academy
  • Society of the Study of Anglicanism
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Spirituality International (Titus Brandsma Institute, Nijmegen)



  • The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015)
  • Reforming the Monastery: Protestant Theologies of the Religious Life (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014)
  • Peter of Damascus: Byzantine Monk and Spiritual Theologian (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2011)


  • "Historic Monasticism, the New Monasticism and the Problem of Authority in the Protestant Evangelical Church," American Benedictine Review (2015; 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
  • "Spiritual Theology: An Historic Overview" and "The Medieval Traditions" in Jamin Goggin and Kyle Stroebel, eds., A Guide to Spiritual Classics (InterVarsity Press, 2013), 79-94 and 221-246
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