Associate Professor Peter Laughlin

Dean of the Alliance Institute for Mission and Academic Dean, Australian College of Ministries
BEng (UWA), BTh(Hons) (SCD), PhD (ACU)

Associate Professor Peter R Laughlin joined the Australian College of Ministries as Dean of the Alliance Institute for Mission and Head of Theology in 2017. Prior to this he was the Director of the Alliance College of Australia in Canberra.

Peter’s research interests include the intersection between historical Jesus studies and atonement, divine justice, theodicy, human well-being, pneumatology and theological method. His major work Jesus and the Cross: Necessity, Meaning and Atonement [Pickwick Publications, 2014] was published in the Princeton Theological Monograph Series and he has recently contributed to the edited work Justice, Mercy and Well-being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives [Pickwick Publications, 2020]. He serves as the chair of the International Commission for Theological Education for the Alliance World Fellowship and is also published in areas relating to the Christian and Missionary Alliance, most recently contributing to Advancing the Gospel [Forthcoming].

Areas of Interest

  • Christology
  • Mission
  • Spirituality
  • Theology of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Trinitarianism

Research Strengths

  • Christology
  • Historical Jesus

Publications

Books

2014 Jesus and the Cross: Necessity, Meaning and Atonement
Pickwick Publications, 2014

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2020 A Christology of Human Flourishing: Justice and Divine Participation
in Justice, Mercy, and Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Peter G. Bolt; James R. Harrison (eds.), Oregon: Pickwick Publications, pp. 148-159
2019 The Legacy of Paul's Epistle to the Romans: From Augustine to Agamben
in Romans and the Legacy of St Paul: Historical, Theological and Social Perspectives Peter G. Bolt; James R. Harrison (eds.), Macquarie Park: SCD Press, pp. 455-517

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