Teaching and Pastoral

Rev Dr Alan Mugridge

Lecturer in New Testament

B.A. Dip.Ed. (Sydney), B.D. (Hons) (London), Dip.A. (Hons) (MTC), Th.Schol., M.Th. (MTC/ACT), Grad.Dip Hum. (UNE), B.A. (Hons) (UNE), Ph.D. (UNE). Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of New England.

Role at SMBC:

As part of the New Testament team, Alan lectures in New Testament and Biblical Greek units.

Prior to SMBC:

Alan taught high school mathematics for two years (1975-76), and then studied at Moore College (1977-80). He served as assistant minister at Turramurra Anglican (1981-82), and then at Willoughby Anglican (1983-84). Alan, studied at St Andrew's Hall Melbourne (1985) in preparation for serving with CMS, and then taught at St Philip's Theological College, Kongwa, Tanzania (1986-92). 

Academic Interests:

The manuscripts of the New Testament and other early Christian papyri, as well as reading the Gospels in their first century context

Publications and Research:

  • Copying Early Christian Texts. A Study of Scribal Practice (WUNT 362; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016)
  • ‘Learning and Faith. On calling papyri “school texts” and “Christian”,’ Buried History 48 (2012) 11-26
  • ‘Writing and Writers in Antiquity: Two “Spectra” in Greek Handwriting,’ in T. Gagos (ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Congress of Papyrology (Ann Arbor, 2007) (American Studies in Papyrology, 2010) 573-80
  • ‘What is a Scriptorium?’ in J. Frösén, T. Purola, E. Salmenkivi (eds), Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Papyrology (Helsinki, 1st – 7th August, 2004) (Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 122; Helsinki: Finish Society of Sciences and Letters, 2007) vol. 2, 781-92
  •  ‘Warnings in the Epistle to the Hebrews. An Exegetical and Theological Study,’ RTR 46 (1987)74-82

Speaking Ministry:

Several church weekends away, casual preacher at Croydon Anglican


Alan attends Croydon Anglican Church, and is married to Wendy, with five adult children (and 14 grandchildren). He enjoys reading detective stories, especially Father Brown, Poirot and Rumpole of the Bailey, as well as walking, country driving, and being with his family.

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