The Rev Dr David Peterson

“Training good ministers of the gospel is an absolute priority for us and we know that Moore is a committed and caring context in which to pursue that goal.”

David and Lesley participate in ministry at St David’s Forestville.

Monographs

  • Hebrews and Perfection, SNTS Monograph Series 47 (Cambridge University: Cambridge, 1982)
  • God who is Rich in Mercy. Essays presented to D. B. Knox, edited with P. T. O’Brien (Lancer/Baker: Homebush West/Grand Rapids, 1986)
  • In the Fulness of Time. Biblical Studies in Honour of Archbishop Donald Robinson, edited with John Pryor (Lancer: Homebush West 1992)
  • Engaging with God: a Biblical Theology of Worship (Apollos: Leicester, 1992/Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1993)
  • Possessed by God: a New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness (Apollos: Leicester/Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1995)
  • Witness to the Gospel. The Theology of Acts, edited with I. Howard Marshall (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1998)
  • Witness to the World. Papers from the Second Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology, edited (Paternoster: Carlisle, 1999)
  • ‘Where Wrath and Mercy Meet’. Proclaiming the Atonement Today. Papers from the Fourth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology¸ edited (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2001)
  • ‘The Word became flesh’. Evangelicals and the Incarnation. Papers from the Sixth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology, edited (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2003)
  • Christ and his People (IVP: Leicester, 2003)
  • Holiness and Sexuality. Homosexuality in a biblical context. Papers from the Seventh Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology, edited (Paternoster, Carlisle, 2004)
  • The Acts of the Apostles, Pillar New Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Nottingham: Apollos, 2009).
  • Transformed by God: New Covenant Life and Ministry (Nottingham/Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity, 2012)
  • Encountering God Together: Biblical Patterns for Ministry and Worship(Nottingham: IVP, 2013)

Correspondence Course Notes

New Testament III (1979), Romans (1983, revised 1989), Prayer Book(1992), and Introduction to the Bible (1985, with John Woodhouse, revised 1992) (External Studies Department, Moore College: Sydney), Christian Worship (1996)

Articles

  •  The Situation of the “Hebrews” (5:11-6:12)’, Reformed Theological Review, 35 (1, 1976)
  • ‘The Prophecy of the New Covenant in the Argument of Hebrews’,Reformed Theological Review, 38 (3, 1979)
  • ‘Trends in Christology’, Agenda for a Biblical Agenda 2, (ed.) A. Nichols and J.W. Williams (AIO: Sydney, 1981)
  • ‘Towards a NT Theology of Worship’, Reformed Theological Review, 43 (3, 1984)
  • ‘Further Reflections on Worship in the NT’, Reformed Theological Review, 44 (2, 1985)
  • ‘The Ministry of Encouragement’, God Who is Rich in Mercy Essays presented to D. B. Knox, (ed.) with P. T. O’Brien (Lancer/Baker: Homebush West/Grand Rapids, 1986)
  • ‘The Biblical Concept of Edification’, Explorations 2: Church, Worship and the Local Congregation, (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1987)
  • ‘Jesus and Social Ethics’, Explorations 3: Christians in Society, (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1988)
  • ‘Worship in the Revelation to John’, Reformed Theological Review 47 (3, 1988)
  • ‘Prayer in the Writings of Paul’ and ‘Prayer in the General Epistles’, in D. A. Carson (ed.) Teach us to Pray. Prayer in the Bible and the World(Paternoster/Baker: Exeter/Grand Rapids, 1990)
  • ‘Worship in the New Testament’, in D. A. Carson (ed.), Worship: Adoration and Action (Paternoster/Baker: Exeter/Grand Rapids, 1993)
  • ‘Acts and the Spirit of Prophecy’, Explorations 5 The Spirit of the Living God (Part 1), (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1991).
  • ‘Biblical Theology and the Argument of Hebrews’ in D. Peterson & J. Pryor (ed.), In the Fulness of Time Biblical Studies in Honour of Archbishop Donald Robinson (Lancer: Homebush West, 1992).
  • ‘Worship and Evangelism: Bringing Them Together’, Explorations 7 Exploring the Missionary Church, (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1993)
  • ‘The Motif of Fulfilment and the Purpose of Luke-Acts’, in B. W. Winter & A. D. Clarke (ed.), The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting Vol. 1 The Book of Acts in its Ancient Literary Setting (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids; Paternoster: Carlisle, 1993), 83-104. ‘Worship and Ethics in Romans 12’, Tyndale Bulletin 44.2 (1993), 271-288.
  • ‘Hebrews’ in The New Bible Commentary 21st Century Edition (IVP: Leicester, 1994)
  • ‘Resurrection Apologetic in the Theology of Luke-Acts’, in P. M. Head (ed.),Witness to the Resurrection (Paternoster: Carlisle, 1998)
  • ‘The Worship of the New Community’ and ‘Luke’s Theological Enterprise: Integration and Intent’, in I. H. Marshall & D. Peterson (ed.), Witness to the Gospel. The Theology of Acts, (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1998), 373-395, 521-544.
  • ‘The “Locus” of the Church – Heaven or Earth?’, Churchman 112 (1998), 199-213.
  • ‘Acts’, ‘Melchizedek’, Sanctification’, ‘Worship’, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by T. D. Alexander & B. S. Rosner (IVP: Leicester, 2000)
  • ‘Maturity the Goal of Paul’s Mission’, in P. Bolt and M. Thompson (ed.) The Gospel to the Nations. Perspectives on Paul’s Mission Essays presented to P. T. O’Brien for his 65th Birthday (Apollos: Leicester, 2000)
  • ‘Atonement in the Old Testament’ and ‘Atonement in the New Testament’, in D. Peterson (ed.), ‘Where Wrath and Mercy Meet’. Proclaiming the Atonement Today. Papers from the Fourth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2001)
  • ‘God and Scripture in Hebrews’, in P. Helm and C. Trueman (ed.), The Trustworthiness of God. Perspectives on the nature of Scripture (Apollos: Leicester), 118-138.
  • ‘The Incarnation and Christian Living’ in D. Peterson (ed.), ‘The Word became flesh’. Evangelicals and the Incarnation. Papers from the Sixth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2003)
  • ‘Holiness and God’s Creation Purpose’, ‘Holiness and Sexuality in the Pauline Writings’, and ‘Same-Sex Unions and Romans 1’, in D. Peterson (ed.), Holiness and Sexuality. Homosexuality in a biblical context. Papers from the Seventh Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2004)
  • ‘Atonement Theology in Luke-Acts: Some Methodological Reflections’, in P. J. Williams, A. D. Clarke, P. M. Head and D. Instone-Brewer (ed.), The New Testament in its First Century Setting. Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B. W. Winter on His 65th Birthday (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids/Cambridge, 2004), 56-71.
  • ‘The Bible in a Postmodern Age’, in C. Green (ed.), Guarding the Gospel: Bible Cross and Mission. Meeting the Challenge in a Changing World(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006).
  • ‘Kerygma or kerygmata: is there only one gospel in the New Testament?’, in C. Green (ed.) God’s power to save: one gospel for a complex world?(Leicester: Apollos, 2006), 155-84.
  • ‘”Enriched in every way”: Gifts and Ministries in 1 Corinthians’, in B. S. Rosner (ed.), The Wisdom of the Cross: Exploring 1 Corinthians(Nottingham: Apollos, 2011), pp. 134-163.
  • ‘Prophetic Preaching in the Book of Acts’, in P. A. Barker, R. J. Condie, A. S. Malone (ed.), Serving God’s Words:Windows on Preaching and Ministry(Nottingham, IVP, 2011), pp. 53-74.
  • ‘Perfection: Achieved and Experienced’ in J. Griffiths (ed.), The Perfect Saviour: Key Themes in Hebrews (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity, 2012), pp. 125-145.
  • ‘Together with Feeling: Corporate Worship and the Emotions’,in M. P. Jensen (ed.), True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity, 2012), pp. 235-253.
  • ‘Worship and Edification in The Book of Common Prayer‘, Churchman 126 (2012)
  • ‘The Pneumatology of Luke-Acts: The Spirit of Prophecy Unleashed’, in S. A. Adams and M. Pahl (ed.), Issues in Luke-Acts: Selected Essays(Piscataway: Gorgias, 2012), pp. 195-216.

Publications

Monographs

Hebrews and Perfection, SNTS Monograph Series 47 (Cambridge University: Cambridge, 1982)

God who is Rich in Mercy. Essays presented to D. B. Knox, edited with P. T. O’Brien (Lancer/Baker: Homebush West/Grand Rapids, 1986)

In the Fulness of Time. Biblical Studies in Honour of Archbishop Donald Robinson, edited with John Pryor (Lancer: Homebush West 1992)

Engaging with God: a Biblical Theology of Worship (Apollos: Leicester, 1992/Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1993)

Possessed by God: a New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness (Apollos: Leicester/Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1995)

Witness to the Gospel. The Theology of Acts, edited with I. Howard Marshall (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1998)

Witness to the World. Papers from the Second Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology, edited (Paternoster: Carlisle, 1999)

‘Where Wrath and Mercy Meet’. Proclaiming the Atonement Today. Papers from the Fourth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology¸ edited (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2001)

‘The Word became flesh’. Evangelicals and the Incarnation. Papers from the Sixth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology, edited (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2003)

Christ and his People (IVP: Leicester, 2003)

Holiness and Sexuality. Homosexuality in a biblical context. Papers from the Seventh Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology, edited (Paternoster, Carlisle, 2004)

The Acts of the Apostles, Pillar New Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Nottingham: Apollos, 2009).

Transformed by God: New Covenant Life and Ministry (Nottingham/Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity, 2012)

Encountering God Together: Biblical Patterns for Ministry and Worship(Nottingham: IVP, 2013)

Correspondence Course Notes

New Testament III (1979), Romans (1983, revised 1989), Prayer Book(1992), and Introduction to the Bible (1985, with John Woodhouse, revised 1992) (External Studies Department, Moore College: Sydney), Christian Worship (1996)

Articles

‘The Situation of the “Hebrews” (5:11-6:12)’, Reformed Theological Review, 35 (1, 1976)

‘The Prophecy of the New Covenant in the Argument of Hebrews’,Reformed Theological Review, 38 (3, 1979)

‘Trends in Christology’, Agenda for a Biblical Agenda 2, (ed.) A. Nichols and J.W. Williams (AIO: Sydney, 1981)

‘Towards a NT Theology of Worship’, Reformed Theological Review, 43 (3, 1984)

‘Further Reflections on Worship in the NT’, Reformed Theological Review, 44 (2, 1985)

‘The Ministry of Encouragement’, God Who is Rich in Mercy Essays presented to D. B. Knox, (ed.) with P. T. O’Brien (Lancer/Baker: Homebush West/Grand Rapids, 1986)

‘The Biblical Concept of Edification’, Explorations 2: Church, Worship and the Local Congregation, (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1987)

‘Jesus and Social Ethics’, Explorations 3: Christians in Society, (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1988)

‘Worship in the Revelation to John’, Reformed Theological Review 47 (3, 1988)

‘Prayer in the Writings of Paul’ and ‘Prayer in the General Epistles’, in D. A. Carson (ed.) Teach us to Pray. Prayer in the Bible and the World(Paternoster/Baker: Exeter/Grand Rapids, 1990)

‘Worship in the New Testament’, in D. A. Carson (ed.), Worship: Adoration and Action (Paternoster/Baker: Exeter/Grand Rapids, 1993)

‘Acts and the Spirit of Prophecy’, Explorations 5 The Spirit of the Living God (Part 1), (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1991).

‘Biblical Theology and the Argument of Hebrews’ in D. Peterson & J. Pryor (ed.), In the Fulness of Time Biblical Studies in Honour of Archbishop Donald Robinson (Lancer: Homebush West, 1992).

‘Worship and Evangelism: Bringing Them Together’, Explorations 7 Exploring the Missionary Church, (ed.) B. G. Webb (Lancer: Homebush West, 1993)

‘The Motif of Fulfilment and the Purpose of Luke-Acts’, in B. W. Winter & A. D. Clarke (ed.), The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting Vol. 1 The Book of Acts in its Ancient Literary Setting (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids; Paternoster: Carlisle, 1993), 83-104.

‘Worship and Ethics in Romans 12’, Tyndale Bulletin 44.2 (1993), 271-288.

‘Hebrews’ in The New Bible Commentary 21st Century Edition (IVP: Leicester, 1994)

‘Resurrection Apologetic in the Theology of Luke-Acts’, in P. M. Head (ed.),Witness to the Resurrection (Paternoster: Carlisle, 1998)

‘The Worship of the New Community’ and ‘Luke’s Theological Enterprise: Integration and Intent’, in I. H. Marshall & D. Peterson (ed.), Witness to the Gospel. The Theology of Acts, (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 1998), 373-395, 521-544.

‘The “Locus” of the Church – Heaven or Earth?’, Churchman 112 (1998), 199-213.

‘Acts’, ‘Melchizedek’, Sanctification’, ‘Worship’, New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by T. D. Alexander & B. S. Rosner (IVP: Leicester, 2000)

‘Maturity the Goal of Paul’s Mission’, in P. Bolt and M. Thompson (ed.) The Gospel to the Nations. Perspectives on Paul’s Mission Essays presented to P. T. O’Brien for his 65th Birthday (Apollos: Leicester, 2000)

‘Atonement in the Old Testament’ and ‘Atonement in the New Testament’, in D. Peterson (ed.), ‘Where Wrath and Mercy Meet’. Proclaiming the Atonement Today. Papers from the Fourth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2001)

‘God and Scripture in Hebrews’, in P. Helm and C. Trueman (ed.), The Trustworthiness of God. Perspectives on the nature of Scripture (Apollos: Leicester), 118-138.

‘The Incarnation and Christian Living’ in D. Peterson (ed.), ‘The Word became flesh’. Evangelicals and the Incarnation. Papers from the Sixth Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2003)

‘Holiness and God’s Creation Purpose’, ‘Holiness and Sexuality in the Pauline Writings’, and ‘Same-Sex Unions and Romans 1’, in D. Peterson (ed.), Holiness and Sexuality. Homosexuality in a biblical context. Papers from the Seventh Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (Paternoster: Carlisle, 2004)

‘Atonement Theology in Luke-Acts: Some Methodological Reflections’, in P. J. Williams, A. D. Clarke, P. M. Head and D. Instone-Brewer (ed.), The New Testament in its First Century Setting. Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B. W. Winter on His 65th Birthday (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids/Cambridge, 2004), 56-71.

‘The Bible in a Postmodern Age’, in C. Green (ed.), Guarding the Gospel: Bible Cross and Mission. Meeting the Challenge in a Changing World(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006).

‘Kerygma or kerygmata: is there only one gospel in the New Testament?’, in C. Green (ed.) God’s power to save: one gospel for a complex world?(Leicester: Apollos, 2006), 155-84.

‘”Enriched in every way”: Gifts and Ministries in 1 Corinthians’, in B. S. Rosner (ed.), The Wisdom of the Cross: Exploring 1 Corinthians(Nottingham: Apollos, 2011), pp. 134-163.

‘Prophetic Preaching in the Book of Acts’, in P. A. Barker, R. J. Condie, A. S. Malone (ed.), Serving God’s Words:Windows on Preaching and Ministry(Nottingham, IVP, 2011), pp. 53-74.

‘Perfection: Achieved and Experienced’ in J. Griffiths (ed.), The Perfect Saviour: Key Themes in Hebrews (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity, 2012), pp. 125-145.

‘Together with Feeling: Corporate Worship and the Emotions’,in M. P. Jensen (ed.), True Feelings: Perspectives on Emotions in Christian Life and Ministry (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity, 2012), pp. 235-253.

‘Worship and Edification in The Book of Common Prayer‘, Churchman 126 (2012)

‘The Pneumatology of Luke-Acts: The Spirit of Prophecy Unleashed’, in S. A. Adams and M. Pahl (ed.), Issues in Luke-Acts: Selected Essays(Piscataway: Gorgias, 2012), pp. 195-216.


Research

Manchester PhD: The Concept of Perfection in the ‘Letter to the Hebrews’

Main study leave research periods and topics: Jan-June, 1989 (biblical theology of worship); Jan-June, 1993 (biblical theology of sanctification); April-June, 1997; April-June, 2002; April-June 2005 (research and writing of commentary on Acts).


Current Research

Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles in the Pillar Series for Eerdmans/IVP, due for publication early 2009

Up Next

The Rev Dr Peter O'Brien

Learn More