Mark Lindsay

The Revd Professor Mark Lindsay, FRHistS

BA(Hons) UWA, GradDipTheol MCD, PhD UWA
Joan F W Munro Professor of Historical Theology and Deputy Dean


Mark Lindsay is an historical theologian, with over 20 years of experience teaching, researching, and providing senior academic leadership in Australian and overseas universities. His specific areas of interest are Barthian and post-Holocaust theologies, Patristic and modern European Church History, and Anglican Studies. He is a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. 

Current Research Areas 

  • the theologies of Karl Barth 
  • the history of Jewish-Christian dialogue 
  • Markus Barth 
  • the doctrine of election
  • eschatology

Areas for Supervision

  • the theologies of Karl Barth, Markus Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • modern European theology (from 1800)
  • Jewish-Christian dialogue
  • post-Holocaust theology
  • the German Church Struggle 


  • 'Barth, Berkovits, and Birkenau: On Whether it is Possible to Understand Karl Barth as a Post-Holocaust Theologian', in G. Hunsinger (ed), Karl Barth: Post-Holocaust Theologian? (London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2018)
  • 'Jewish-Christian Dialogue from the Underside: The Correspondence Between Markus Barth, Michael Wyschogrod, and Emil Fackenheim, 1962–1984', in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 53, (Sept. 2018)
  • 'The Heavenly Witness to God: Karl Barth's Doctrine of Angels', Scottish Journal of Theology 70.1 (Feb. 2017)
  • 'The Evolution of Karl Barth's Doctrine of Election', in S. Hattrell (ed), Election, Barth and the French Connection (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2016)
  • 'Thomas Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer: theological education, liturgy, and the embodiment of Prosper's dictum', Colloquium 47.2 (Nov. 2015)
  • Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2014)
  • 'Ecclesiology and Election in the Early Fathers', Colloquium 49.1 (May 2017)
  • 'Barth and Israel', in P. Nimmo & P.D. Jones (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming)
  • 'Karl Barth and Israel', in G. Hunsinger & K. Johnson (eds), The Cambridge Companion to KarlBarth (Cambridge: CUP, forthcoming)
  • 'Bonhoeffer on Eschatology', in M. Mawson & P. Ziegler (eds), The Oxford Handbook of DietrichBonhoeffer (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming)
  • The Freedom of the Willing God: A History of the Doctrine of Election (Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, forthcoming)
  • 'Synagogue, Shoah, and State', in P. Ziegler (ed), Edinburgh Critical History of Christian Theology: The Twentieth Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming)

Community Engagement

  • Associate Priest, St. Paul's Cathedral
  • President, ANZATS
  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society