Professor Peter Bolt

Academic Director, Office of the Dean
ThL(ACT), DipA(Theol) (Moore College), BD (London), MTh (ACT), MA (Hons) (Macquarie), PhD (London)

Professor Peter G. Bolt has been the Academic Director at the Sydney College of Divinity since March 2016. He is the Director of the SCD Centre for Gospels & Acts Research and the Editor of the Journal of Gospels and Acts Research. A graduate of Moore College, Australian College of Theology, Macquarie University, and King’s College London, he is a New Testament scholar with research strengths in the Gospels and Acts, Biblical Theology, magic and demonology, and interests in eschatology, the earliest Christian missionary movement, and the intersection between the New Testament and the Graeco-Roman world.

Peter is the author of numerous scholarly publications, especially related to Mark’s Gospel, mission, and Australian Anglican church history. He has been head of New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College and has served national and international academic and church organizations in a range of roles. His ongoing research interests now centre on writing commentaries on several books of the New Testament.

Areas of Interest

  • Eschatology
  • The earliest Christian missionary movement
  • The intersection between the New Testament and the Graeco-Roman world

Research Strengths

  • Gospels and Acts
  • Biblical Theology
  • Magic and demonology

Currently working on

Peter is currently working on the Gospel of Mark commentary for the series, Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation Commentary.



2014 A Light Shining in Our Darkness. Reading Matthew Today
Acorn Press, 2014
2011 Silencing Satan: A Handbook of Biblical Demonology
Wipf & Stock, 2011
2007 Living With the Underworld
Matthias Media, 2007
2004 Jesus’ Defeat of Death. Persuading Mark’s Early Readers
Cambridge University Press, 2004, 2008
2004 The Cross from a Distance. Atonement in Mark's Gospel
Series : New Studies in Biblical Theology #18, IVP Academic, 2004

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