Mark W. Elliott, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), was schooled in Glasgow. For university he went to read Law at Oxford (St John’s), then he studied Divinity at Aberdeen and gained his PhD in Patristics at Cambridge University. After completing his education, he taught at the universities of Nottingham, Liverpool Hope and St Andrews from 2003-18, and then at Glasgow University from 2019 to 2022. Currently, he teaches half-time at the University of the Highland and Islands (Highland Theological College) where he is Professor Biblical and Historical Theology and Head of Research in Theology. Concurrently, he also holds a half-time position at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. His 18 months as a Humboldt scholar, spread over 3 visits to Heidelberg and Munich, was crucial for his research development
Dr. Elliot has taught classes in Modern Christology, the Doctrine of Providence, Biblical Hermeneutics, Historical Ecclesiology, the Church Fathers in the Reformation, Early Christian Ethics, Acts of the Apostles in the history of interpretation, Bible, Doctrine and Freedom of Interpretation in the modern era, select historical theologians (Origen, Augustine, Maximus, Thomas Aquinas, Melanchthon, Calvin) as well as the History of Scottish Theology. He supervises in the history of biblical interpretation, history of doctrine, spirituality and ethics.
He has also served as a co-chair of the History of Interpretation Section at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature (2015-21). He is also an editor of the Mohr Siebeck Series, History of Biblical Exegesis.
His recent projects include History of Scottish Theology (co-edited with David Fergusson, published by Oxford University Press, 2019), Providence: Biblical and Theological with Baker (2020), and Psalms 42-72 (ITC: Bloomsbury, 2023). He is currently working on Acts of the Apostles in the history of interpretation for a book and is interested in the history of Moral Theology/Christian Ethics.
Besides his academic endeavors, he also preaches regularly at a Scottish Episcopal Church and enjoys the Scottish Highlands.
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