Professor Mark Hutchinson

Professor Mark Hutchinson

Dean of Business, Arts, Social sciences and Education

Mark Hutchinson is Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Arts, Social sciences and Education. He is an internationally-regarded intellectual historian focusing on the history of higher education, evangelicalism and globalisation, and the history of Pentecostalism. In addition to his work with the Faculty, he has been Director of the Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre at AC. Before moving to his current position, he was successively founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity (Macquarie University, 1991-1998), University Historian at Macquarie University (1991-1992) and the University of Western Sydney (2011-2012), Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute (1999); Dean of Graduate Studies at Alphacrucis College (2000-2010), and lead strategist and Dean of Humanities and Academic Projects at The Scots College (2013-2016).  Internationally, he has been associate director of the Currents in World Christianity project (University of Cambridge), participated in a number of projects relating to global evangelicalism with an international network of leading scholars, and the editor of Volume V of the Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions (5 vols.). He continues to work on long running projects expanding knowledge about the history of Italian and Australian Pentecostalisms, and on research into teaching and learning in the humanities. With 16 edited and authored books, and over 100 research papers and articles in print, he is recognized around the world as a leading historian of religion. He has been a core thinker and developer of the idea of a Christian university in Australia, in the service of sustainable intellectual cultures and disciplines. He is general editor of the 'guerilla scholarship' collections, the Dictionary of Australasian Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements and Explorations in Italian Protestantism.

Qualifications

PhD (University of New South Wales)
Dissertation Title 'Such a Contracted Sphere': Some aspects of the writing of history in NSW, 1788-1900' 1988

GradDipEd (University of New South Wales) 1982

BA (Hons) (University of New South Wales) 1981

Current Research

I am currently working on a large, 2 volume general History of Italian Protestantism for Brill. As in pretty much all of my publications, this is being done without much support, but the enthusiasm for it among leading scholars in Italy, and the need for it as a contribution to the larger history Protestantism, is encouraging. I am also currently the Commissioned Historian for the 200th Anniversary History of St James' Church, King Street, Sydney. Other work, on global pentecostalism of various types, on social capital theory and globalization theory, continues.

Supervision

  • Claire Madden, A study of the Millennial shift in workplace values and virtues (PhD)
  • Karen Pack, The role of singleness in women's contribution to Australian Protestant History (PhD)
  • Lee Burns, Social Capital Theory and the Global Megachurch (PhD).
  • Matt Schultz, Mission drift and maintenance in the NSW Christian Schooling Movement (PhD).
  • Duncan Corby, Hermeneutics, Experience and Paul: Pentecostal Experience in the Study of Pauline Spirit Texts. Unpacking hermeneutical themes in the teaching-interpretation moment of attendees at Hillsong Church, Sydney. (PhD)
  • Melissa Brown,  “How has the practice of parent partnership adapted to organizational change in the CEN Network of schools between 1980-2020” (PhD)
  • Theo Rule, Christian Theatre in the Middle Ages (MPhil)
  • Cody Nesper, Indigeneity and the Emergence of Pentecostalism (MPhil)


Completed

  • 2019: Allan Davies, What is successful religious acculturation?  A case study of the Syriac Orthodox Church in diaspora in Australia (PhD)

Research Interests

History of Pentecostal and charismatic movements; global evangelical movements; globalization and religion, social capital theory

Field of Research

  • 1608 Sociology
  • 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies

Book

  • 2018
    • Hutchinson, M. P.(2018). The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Vol. V: The Twentieth Century: Themes in a Global Context,. Oxford: Oxford University Press. | External link
  • 2015
    • Hutchinson, M. with Stiller, B. Stiller, K. and Johnson, T. (eds.) (2015). Evangelicals around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. [Gold Medal, Illumination Book Awards, USA; first place, WORD Awards, Canada].
  • 2014
    • Hutchinson, M. with Handley, K. (2014). A Humane Reckoning: From Accounting to Accountability at Macquarie, 1964-2014. North Ryde: Editorial Collective.
  • 2013
    • Hutchinson, M. (2013). A University of the People: A history of the University of Western Sydney. Crow's Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
    • Hutchinson, M. (2013). Down River: A Retrospective for Janice Clare Reid, Third Vice Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, 1988-2013. Penrith: for the University.
  • 2012
    • Hutchinson, M. with Wolffe, J. (2012). A Short History of Global Evangelicalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2001
    • Hutchinson, M. (2001). Iron in our blood: a history of the Presbyterian Church in NSW, 1788-2001. Ferguson Publications and the Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, Sydney. | External link
  • 1999
    • Hutchinson, M. (1999). Pellegrini: An Italian Protestant Community in Sydney, 1958-1998. . | External link
  • 1998
    • Hutchinson, M. and Treloar G. (1998). This Gospel Shall be Preached: Essays on the Australian Contribution to World Mission. Sydney. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. and Kalu, O. (1998). A Global Faith: Essays on Evangelicalism and Globalization. Sydney. | External link
  • 1994
    • Hutchinson, M. and Campion, E. (eds) (1994). Reviving Australia: Revival and Revivalism in Australian Christianity. North Ryde: CSAC.
    • Hutchinson, M. and Campion, E. (eds) (1994). Long Patient Struggle: Essays on Women in Australian Christianity. North Ryde: CSAC.
    • Hutchinson, M. and Campion, E. (1994). Re-Visioning the Australian Colonial Christianity: New Essays in the History of the Australian Christian Experience, 1788-1900. Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, North Ryde. | External link
  • 1992
    • Hutchinson, M. and Mansfield, B. (1992). Liberality of Opportunity: A History of Macquarie University, 1967-1989. Macquarie University and Hale & Iremonger, Sydney. | External link
  • 1991
    • Hutchinson, M. and Bell, R. (1991). Club and Community: A History of the Harbord Diggers' Club. Sydney: HDP.

Book Chapter

  • 2018
    • Hutchinson, M. (2018). Glocalized and Indigenized Theologies in the Twentieth Century In , The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (pp. 285-295). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. with Gunther Brown, C. (2018). Introduction: Dissenting Traditions in Globalized Settings In Hutchinson, M., The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (pp. 1-25). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. P.(2018). A bibliography of Christianity in the Global South In Mark Lamport and George T. Kurian, Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South (pp. ). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2018). From Reverse to Inverse to Omni-Nodal Dissenting Protestant Mission In Hutchinson, M., The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (pp. 466-490). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2018). Dissenting Preaching in the Twentieth-Century Anglophone World In Hutchinson, M., The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (pp. 170-198). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2018). The Bible in the Twentieth-Century Anglophone World In Hutchinson, M., The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (pp. 91-130). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. | External link
  • 2017
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). 'Investigating the 'Global Turn' in American Evangelicalism' In Carter, H. and Rominger Porter, L. (eds), Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism (pp. ). . | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). “The Hand of God and the Judgement of Time: NSW Presbyterianism 2001-2016” In P. Cooper and D. A. Burke (eds), Burning or Bushed? The Presbyterian Church of Australia 40 Years On (pp. ). Stanhope Gardens, NSW: Eider Books. | Link to journal | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). "Presbyterian Contributions to Theologizing in Sydney" In M. Gladwin and I. Tregenza (eds), Proceedings of the Heretics Centenary Conference (pp. ). St Mark’s Review. | Link to journal | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). " 'La Farina del Diavolo': Transnational Migration and the Politics of Religious Liberty in PostWar Italy" In Possamai, A., Turner, B. and Michel, P. (eds), Religions, Nations and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities (pp. ). London: Palgrave McMillan. | External link
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). "Just up the Windsor Road': Social complexity, geographies of emotion and the rise of Hillsong In Riches, T. and Wagner, T. (eds), The Hillsong Movement Examined: "You Call Me Out Upon The Waters" (pp. ). London: Palgrave Macmillan. | External link
  • 2015
    • Hutchinson, M. (2015). Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements Past, Present, and Future In Synan, V. and Yong, A. (eds.), 'From Corner Shop to Boutique Franchise: The dilemmas of Australian Pentecostalism' (pp. ). vol. I: Asia and Oceania, Lake Mary, Fla.: Charisma House Publishers.

Journal Article

  • 2017
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). 'The Problem with Waves: Mapping Charismatic potential in Italian Protestantism, 1890-1929. Pneuma: Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 39.1, . | Link to journal | External link
  • 2014
    • Hutchinson, M. (2014). 'When the War is over: Lithgow, Western Sydney and the Search for Higher Education Options'. History of Education Review, vol. 43.1 (Jan), 1-16, .
    • Hutchinson, M. (2014). 'Presence in the West: Religious Contributions to the Secular Ideology of an Australian University'. , Journal of Religious History 37.3 (September), 391–409.
    • Hutchinson, M. (2014). 'The Forgotten Front: The Palermo Brothers and American Evangelical Expansion in Post- War Italy'. Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. 5 (1): 1-27, .
  • 2013
    • Hutchinson, M. (2013). 'Going the other way around': Catholic contributions to the emerging Pentecostal norm in Australia'. , .

Research and Professional Grants

  • 2006
    • The History and Sociology of the Protestant Missions Movement from the Global South,, $50000, Cooperation with Paul Freston (Calvin College, USA) on CCCU project
  • 1998
    • Currents in World Christianity Project,, $950000, Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia
    • Currents in World Christianity Project (with Dr Brian Stanley, Cambridge University), $950000, Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia
    • Holding Sydney Consultation, International Project on Evangelicalism and Globalization, $32500, Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals
  • 1996
    • Preservantion of Mission Records, $3362, National Preservation Office, National Library of Australia
    • Travel Grant to planning consultation of the International Project on Evangelicalism and Globalisation, $3500, Wheaton College
  • 1995
    • Project to write the history of the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales, $58000, -
  • 1992
    • Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, $100000, Sir Vincent Fairfax Family Trust
    • Establishment of MCSI, $100000, Sir Vincent Fairfax Family Trust
    • Research Grant, $1300, Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (Wheaton, Ill.)
    • Research Grant (with Dr S Piggin and M Prentis), $20000, Canadian-Australian Institutional Research Award Scheme (CABIRA)
  • 1986
    • Grant, $4500, Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals (Wheaton, Ill.)
  • 1977
    • Scholarship, NSW Dept of Education

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (2019), American Society for Church History Winter Conference, Chicago, IL, 01 Jan 2019
  • 2018
    • The Forgetting of Pentecostal Pasts: Wesleyans, Pentecostals and the nature of History (2018), Manchester Wesley Research Centre, Manchester UK, 23 Dec 2018
    • The Gospel prolonging and declaring itself: Rhetoric and the decline of Preaching as a public act in the 20th Century (2018), Institute of Historical Research, Seminar on Religious History, School of Advanced Study, University of London,, 28 Nov 2018
    • Making Culture Hum: The decline of preaching as a public form through the 20th century (2018), Institute for Historical Research, University of London, London, UK, 28 Nov 2018
    • Pleasing thoughts and rational indulgences: Italian Protestants through British Evangelical Historiography, 1800-1850 (2018), Dipartimento della Storia Contemporanea, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, 13 Nov 2018
    • Reframing Howard Carter: Alternative ‘Routes’ for the emergence of the Australasian Charismatic Renewal. (2018), Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in Oceania Conference, Alphacrucis College and Western Sydney University, 17 Aug 2018
    • The Ghosts of Old Beliefs: Social Capital Theory and Evangelical History (2018), Evangelical History Association of Australia Annual Conference, Australia, 28 Jul 2018
  • 2017
    • The emergence of Protestant Statecraft and the question of religious liberty in Italian-American relations, in the 1940s (2017), Cantieri di Storia SISSCO, Università degli Studi di Padova, 13 Sep 2017
    • Praying a global liturgy: Italian diaspora and the debate over Pentecostal origins (2017), Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, 12 Sep 2017
    • The emergence of Protestant Statecraft and the question of religious liberty in Italian-American relations, in the 1940s (2017), Heretics Club, St Andrews College, University of Sydney, 10 Aug 2017
    • On Measurements and Writing Unpopular Scholarship (2017), Simeon Network “Write” Conference, 03 Jul 2017

Scholarship Publications

Journal Article

  • 2017
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). Australasian Charismatic Movements and the “New Reformation of the 20th Century. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 19. | External link

Book Review

  • 2017
    • Hutchinson, M. (2017). New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africa. Social Forces, 95/4 1789-1790. | Link to journal

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