Mark Lindsay

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Mark  Lindsay

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The Revd Professor Mark Lindsay

BA(Hons), PhD UWA, GradDipTheol MCD

Joan F W Munro Professor of Historical Theology, and Deputy Dean
Theological School


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Mark Lindsay joined the Trinity College Theological School in January 2015, after working for seven years as the University of Divinity's Director of Research. He has taught at universities in Melbourne, Perth and Cambridge. An historical theologian by training, Mark is widely published, with an international reputation for his work on the theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He is currently writing a book on the doctrine of election. Mark was priested in November 2014.

Teaching
Practice and Belief in the Early Church
Tools for Studying Theology
From Hegel to Hauerwas
Triune God (with Don Saines)

Research Interests
The theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 19th Century German theologies, the doctrine of election, Jewish-Christian relations, post-Holocaust theology.

Selected Publications

  • ‘Rewriting the Icon: Exploring and Exploiting the Bonhoeffer Legacy’, Australian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies, vol.3 (2015).
  • Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology, (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014).
  • ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Australian Christian Lobby, and the Political Theologising of Same-Sex Marriage’, Australian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies, vol.1 (October 2013).
  • ‘The Abandonment of Inauthentic Humanity: Barth’s Theology of Baptism as the Ground and Goal of Mission’, Pacifica, vol 26.3 (October 2013).
  • ‘Bonhoeffer’s Eschatology in a World Come of Age’, Theology Today, vol.68.3 (October 2011).
  • ‘The Identity of the People of God: Israel and the Church in the Theology of Markus Barth’, Colloquium, vol.43.1, (2011).
  • ‘Israel’, in D. Fergusson, K. Kilby, I. Torrance (eds), Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • ‘Karl Barth’, ‘Martin Niemoeller’, ‘The Confessing Church’, ‘The Barmen Declaration’, ‘The German Christians’, ‘The Theology of Crisis’, ‘Dialectical Theology’, and ‘The Church Struggle’, in D. Patte (ed), Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
  • Barth, Israel and Jesus: Karl Barth’s Theology of Israel’, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).
  • ‘The Righteous of the Nations. Bonhoeffer and the Beatitudes: Beyond Yad Vashem and the Church’, Toronto Journal of Theology, vol. 22.1, (2006).
  • ‘Hope’, Gesher, (October 2006).
  • ‘History, Holocaust and Revelation: Beyond the Barthian Limits’, Theology Today, vol.61 (January, 2005).
  • ‘The Nazi Holocaust: Remembering the Shoah’, in M. Ryan (ed.), Jewish-Christian Relations: A Textbook for Australian Students, (Melbourne: David Lovell, 2004). 
  • ‘Karl Barth’, in G. Jones (ed.), Companion to Modern Theology, (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003). 
  • ‘Genetic Research and Halakhic Law’, Gesher (October, 2003).
  • ‘Nothingness Revisited: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Radical Evil in the Wake of the Holocaust’, Colloquium, vol. 34, No.2 (2002).
  • ‘The Last of the Just’ and ‘André Schwartz-Bart’, in T. Riggs (ed.), Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, (St James Press, 2002).
  • Covenanted Solidarity: The Theological Basis of Karl Barth’s Opposition to Nazi Antisemitism and the Holocaust, Vol.9 Issues in Systematic Theology, (New York: Peter Lang, 2001).
  • ‘Mea Culpa and the Magisterium: Wir erinnern and the Problems of Confession’, in J.K. Roth & E. Maxwell (eds), Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide, (Palgrave, 2001).
  • ‘Covenanted Solidarity: Karl Barth’s Theological Basis for Jewish-Christian Reconciliation’, in The Holocaust: Annual Scholars’ Conferences of the Holocaust and the Churches, CD-ROM, (Vista InterMedia Corporation, 2001).
  • ‘Dialectics of Communion: Dialectical Method and Barth’s Defence of Israel’, in G. Thompson & C. Mostert (eds), Karl Barth: A Future for Postmodern Theology?, (Hindmarsh: Australian Theological Forum, 2000).
  • ‘Helmut Gollwitzer’, in J. Sandford (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture, (London: Routledge, 1999).