Graham Twelftree
Academic Dean

MA (Oxford), PhD (Nottingham)

Professor Twelftree brings a wealth of academic and pastoral experience, having previously worked at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and as a Vineyard Pastor in Australia. He was educated at the universities of Adelaide, Oxford and Nottingham.

Before coming to LST Graham was for many years the Distinguished Professor, and then the Charles L. Holman Professor, of New Testament and Early Christianity, as well as Director of the PhD Programme in the School of Divinity, Regent University, Virginia, United States. He was previously ordained by the Uniting Church in Australia, leading the largest church in the denomination in the state of South Australia. In more recent years he has been licensed as a Vineyard pastor in Australia and the United States. He is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Brill) and has been on the national (United States) board of the Institute of Biblical Research.

  • In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians (Grand Rapids, MI.: Baker Academic, 2007).
  • People of the Spirit: Exploring Luke’s View of the Church (London: SPCK, and Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009).
  • Jesus the Exorcist: A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010).
  • The Cambridge Companion to Miracles, editor and contributor (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • Paul and the Miraculous: A Historical Reconstruction (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013).
  • Jesus the Exorcist: A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus (Korean-language edition; Daejeon, Ko.: Daejanggan, 2013).
  • The Nature Miracles of Jesus: Problems, Perspectives and Prospects, editor and contributor (Eugen, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017):
  • The Gospel According to Paul: A Reappraisal (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019).
  • ‘Miracle and Magic: Frontier Battles in the Acts of the Apostles’, in Ruben Zimmermann, ed., Faszination der Wunder Jesu und der Apostel: Die Debatte um frühchristliche Wundererzählungen geht weiter (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019), 1–28.
  • ‘Healing and Exorcism in the Early Church’, in Mikael Tellbe and Tommy Wassermann, eds, Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, WUNT (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019), 110-36.
  • ‘“Worship in the Spirit” in the Acts of the Apostles,’ Journal of Pentecostal Theology 29 (2020): 158-78.
  • ‘Jesus, Magician or Miracle Worker?’ The Biblical Annals 10 (2020): 405-436.
  • ‘The Origins of Paul’s Gospel’, in Craig A. Evans and Aaron W. White, eds, Who Created Christianity? Fresh Approaches to the Relationship Between Paul and Jesus (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2020), 39-55.
  • Commonwealth of Australia University Scholarship, 1971
    John F. Kennedy Award, 1975
  • Regent University Faculty Award for Excellence, Fall 2007
  • Nomination for the 2009 Pneuma Book Award for In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism Among Early Christians (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007)
  • Who’s Who among American Teachers & Educators, 2007 and following
    Who’s Who in America, 65th Edition, 2011, and following.
  • The 2019 Hollenweger Lecture, ‘Jesus, Magician or Miracle Worker?’, Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, University of Birmingham, 4 June 2019.
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Society of Biblical Literature Study Group: The historical Jesus in John’s Gospel
  • Society of Biblical Literature Study Group: Mark’s Gospel
  • Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  • British New Testament Society
  • The Association of Vineyard Churches
    Society of Vineyard Scholars
  • Tyndale Fellowship, Cambridge, UK.
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