The Reverend Greg Peters, PhD, SMD

Job Title: 

Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies



SM.D., Pontificio Ateneo di Sant’Anselmo 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


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. Greg is an ordained pastor in the Anglican tradition, serving regularly in his local parish.


The Monkhood of All Believers: The Monastic Foundation of Christian Spirituality (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018)

The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015)

Reforming the Monastery: Protestant Theologies of Religious Life (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014)


“A Call for Evangelical Monasticism,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 10.2 (2017): 248-264.
“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, 313-317 and 470-472.)
“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.





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