Rev. Dr Damon Adams

Rev. Dr Damon Adams

Senior Lecturer

Damon originally trained as a Presbyterian minister and was later ordained as a Pentecostal minister. Damon has lectured in Historical Theology, John Knox Theological College, Sydney; Theology, Biblical Studies and Church History, Tabor College, Tasmania;  and is currently Senior Lecturer in Theology, Biblical Studies and Church History at Alphacrucis College, Hobart Campus, Tasmania. Additionally, Damon is presently the History Subject Coordinator at Alphacrucis. Damon holds a PhD in Theology.


Ph.D (Tabor College, Adelaide)
Dissertation Title The Obstacles and Tributaries of Pentecostalism in Tasmania 2014

Grad Cert Christian Ed. (National Institute of Christian Education) 2011

Grad Dip Theology (Distinction) (Harvest Bible College, Victoria) 2009

Teaching Certificate (NSW Department of Education) 1993

Grad Dip Ed.(Distinction) (University Western Sydney) 1992

Theology & Ministry Cert (John Knox Theological College, Sydney) 1987

BA (History, English & Philosophy) (Macquarie University) 1980

Research Interests


Church History - Early Church through to Contemporary Church

Trinitarian Theology

Biblical Narrative; Narrative Theology; Narrative Exegesis; Narrative Criticism

Biblical and Theological Paradox

Biblical Parallelism and Poetry 

Systematic Theology

Exegesis and Hermeneutics

The Atonement

Reformed Theology


Classical Theism

Field of Research

  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies

Book Chapter

  • 2019
    • Adams, D. S.(2019). Karl Barth’s Influence on Contemporary Christian Universalism In Pierre Maury, Simon Hattrell, Election, Barth and the French Connection: How Pierre Maury gave a ‘decisive impetus’ to Karl Barth’s doctrine of election (pp. 190-217). Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon.

Journal Article

  • 2018
    • Damon Adams (2018). The Reverends H. E. & H. MacNeil Saunders and the Sheffield Revival of 1923 - 24, Tasmania. LUCAS : An Evangelical History Review, Series 2, No. 11, June 2018 71 - 90.
  • 2017
    • Adams, D. S.(2017). Divine Healing in Australian Protestantism, 1870–1940. Journal of Religious History, vol 41, Issue 3, (2017) 346-363. | Link to journal
    • Adams, D. S.(2017). The Formal Establishment of Pentecostalism in Tasmania 1930-1933. Australasian Pentecostal Studies Journal, vol 19, (2017) 55 - 85. | Link to journal
  • 2016
    • Adams, D. S.(2016). Early Pentecostal Stirrings in Tasmania, 1910-1933. Australasian Pentecostal Studies Journal, vol 18, (2016). | Link to journal
  • 1985
    • Adams, D. S.(1985). The Cambuslang Revival and George Whitfield. The Protestant Review, 1985, February.
  • 1981
    • Adams, D. S.(1981). A Heart For God by Sinclair B. Ferguson. The Protestant Review, 1985, June.
    • Adams, D. S.(1981). The Role of Presbyterianism in English Puritanism. The Protestant Review, 1981, January.


Other presentation

  • 2020
    • Barth's Influence on Contemporary Christian Universalism (2020), Tasmanian Book Launch "Karl Barth, Election and the French Connection', Hobart, 20 Feb 2020
      Co-presenter: Dr Leo Stossich

Scholarship Publications

Popular Article

  • 2018
    • Damon S Adams (2018). Reshaping the Gospel:? The Rise of Ultimate Reconciliation. , . | Link to journal
  • 2017
    • Damon S Adams (2017). The Christian, the Church & Pacifism - the Sword or the Cross. CRUCIS, . | Link to journal
    • Damon S Adams (2017). In God's Name. CRUCIS, . | Link to journal
    • Damon S Adams (2017). The Radical Jesus - Son of God. , . | Link to journal

Professional Memberships

Evangelical History Association (since 2017)

Evangelical Theological Society (since 2015)

Religious History Association (since 2016)

Royal Historical Society (since 2020)

Society of Biblical Literature (since 2015)

Current Supervision

  • None
    • Musgrove, L, Methodist Conversion in Early Tasmania (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Murray, A, Renewal Movement In Tasmania (Masters Project/Thesis)

Completed Supervision

  • 2019
    • Zach, S. A., Nature and Significance of Biblical Sabbath Rest in the Life of a Believer. (Masters Project/Thesis), 2019

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