Mark Lindsay

The Revd Professor Mark Lindsay, FRHistS

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

Headshot of the Revd Professor Mark Lindsay, Professor of Historical Theology and Deputy Dean of Trinity College Theological School


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
  • Markus Barth's life and theology
  • the history of Jewish-Christian dialogue
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • 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 


  • Synagogue, Shoah and State’, in P. Ziegler (ed), Edinburgh Critical History of Christian Theology: The 20th Century, vol.6 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2021)
  • God Has Chosen: The Doctrine of Election Through Christian History(Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2020)
  • ‘Barth and the Jews’, in G. Hunsinger & K. Johnson (eds), Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, (Chichester & Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2020).
  • ‘Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Review: Markus Barth’s Correspondence with Emil Fackenheim (1965 – 1980)’, Journal of Reformed Theology, vol.14 (2020).
  • ‘Bonhoeffer on Eschatology’, in M. Mawson & P. Ziegler (eds), Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).
  •  ‘Barth and Israel’, in P. Nimmo & P. Daffyd Jones (eds), Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).
  •  ‘Barth, Berkovits, 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).
  • Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology, (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014).
  • ‘Jewish-Christian Relations from the Underside: Markus Barth’s Correspondence with Michael Wyschogrod and Emil Fackenheim’, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, vol.53.3 (2018).
  • ‘Ecclesiology and Election in the Early Fathers’, Colloquium, vol.49.1 (May 2017).
  • ‘The Heavenly Witness to God: Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Angels’, Scottish Journal of Theology, vol.70.1 (February 2017).
  • ‘Thomas Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer: theological education, liturgy and the embodiment of Prosper’s dictum’, Colloquium, vol.47.2 (November 2015).
  • ‘Post-Holocaust Theology’, in R. David Nelson & P. Ziegler (eds), T&T Clark Handbook of Modern Theology, (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

Community Engagement

  • Associate Priest, St. Mary's North Melbourne
  • President, ANZATS
  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society