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Mark Elliott

Professorial Fellow



Mark W Elliott was schooled in Glasgow. For university he went to read Law at Oxford, then he studied Divinity at Aberdeen and gained his PhD in Patristics at Cambridge University. He then taught at the universities of Nottingham, Liverpool Hope and St Andrews (from 2003-18) and is now employed at Glasgow University where he is Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism.  His recent projects include History of Scottish Theology (co-edited with David Fergusson, published by Oxford University Press, 2019) and Providence: Biblical and Theological with Baker (2020). He is co-chair of the History of Interpretation Section at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature and editor of the Mohr Siebeck Series, History of Biblical Exegesis. 



Select Publications


Elliott, M. W. (2020) Jesuit exegesis, Jacobean theology, and the Scottish Church in the first two decades of the seventeenth century. Journal of Jesuit Studies, 7(1), pp. 67-82. (doi: 10.1163/22141332-00701005)

Elliott, M. W. (2018) Acta Apostolorum mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Auslegungsgeschichte von Apg 1 & 15 in der Reformationszeit. Biblische Notizen, 177, pp. 123-139.



Elliott, M. W. (2020) Providence: a Biblical, Historical, and Theological Account. Baker Academic: Grand Rapids, MI. ISBN 9781540960405

Elliott, M. W. (2015) Providence Perceived: Divine Action from a Human Point of View. Series: Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte (124). De Gruyter: Berlin, Germany. ISBN 9783110310566 (doi: 10.1515/9783110310641)

Elliott, M. W. (2012) The Heart of Biblical Theology: Providence Experienced. Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT. ISBN 9781409440437

Elliott, M. W. (2011) Engaging Leviticus: Reading Leviticus Theologically With its Past Interpreters. Cascade Books: Eugene, Oregon. ISBN 9781610974110

Elliott, M. W. (2008) The Reality of Biblical Theology. Series: Religions and discourse (39). Peter Lang: Oxford ; New York. ISBN 9783039113569

Elliott, M. W. (2000) The Song of Songs and Christology in the Early Church, 381-451. Series: Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and texts in antiquity and Christianity, 7. Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen. ISBN 9783161473944 (doi: 10.1628/978-3-16-158651-4)

Elliott, M. W. (1998) Postmodernism and Theology. Series: RTSF Monographs. Religious and Theological Students Fellowship: Leicester. ISBN 9781870137256