Dr Mark Hutchinson


Mark Hutchinson is an historian of religion, focusing in particular upon global evangelicalism and pentecostalism. From 2010 to 2011,  before moving to his current position as Dean of Humanities and Academic Projects at The Scots College,  he was University Historian on the 25 Year History Project at the University of Western Sydney.  Internationally, he has been associate director of the Currents in World Christianity project (Cambridge),  participated in a number of projects relating to global evangelicalism with an international network of leading scholars,  and is currently working on editorial teams constructing the projected global Handbook of Evangelicals in the 21st Century and 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.


BA (Hons), DipEd., PhD (UNSW).

Areas of Teaching/ Research expertise

Australian migration,  globalization and evangelical Christianity, higher education and teaching and learning research, Pentecostalism in Australia and Italy.

Current Grants / Projects

Projects relating to: Evangelicals in the 21st Century; the Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions; history of Italian Pentecostalism.

Selected Publications


Brill Global History of Italian Protestantism (2023) (in development)

The bicentennial history of St James’ Church, King Street (2022) (in development)

Hutchinson, Mark, A. Atherstone and J. Maiden (eds.), Transatlantic Charismatic Renewal, c.1950–2000, Leiden: Brill, 2021.

Hutchinson, Mark, C. Rocha and K. Openshaw (eds.), Australasian Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements: Arguments from the Margins, Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Hutchinson, Mark, The Twentieth Century: Themes in a Global Context, Volume V in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, (T. Larsen and M. Noll, Gen. Eds.), Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Hutchinson, Mark, B. Stiller, K. Stiller, and T. Johnson (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]

Hutchinson, Mark and Handley, Karen. (2014). A Humane Reckoning: From Accounting to Accountability at Macquarie, 1964-2014, North Ryde: Editorial Collective.

Hutchinson, Mark. (2013). Down River: A Retrospective for Janice Clare Reid, Third Vice Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, 1988-2013, Penrith: for the University.

Hutchinson, Mark, (2013), University of the People: A history of the University of Western Sydney, Crow's Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Hutchinson, Mark and J. Wolffe (2012), A Short History of Global Evangelicalism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark,(2001), Iron in Our Blood: A History of the Presbyterian Church in NSW, 1788-2001, Sydney: Ferguson: Press.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1999), Pellegrini: An Italian Protestant Community in Sydney, 1958-1998, Sydney: APSS.

Hutchinson, Mark and Ogbu Uke Kalu (eds), (1998), A Global Faith: Essays on Evangelicalism and Globalization, North Ryde: CSAC.

Hutchinson, Mark and Bruce Mansfield, (1992), Liberality of Opportunity: A History of Macquarie University, 1967-1989, Sydney: Macquarie University and Hale & Iremonger.

Book Chapters

Hutchinson, Mark.‘Border Clashes and Hemlock: Social Contexts for the Cameron Case’, in P. Cooper et. al., (eds). [forthcoming]

Hutchinson, Mark. ‘“No eye has seen”: The local and global in writing Australasian pneumatic Christianity’, in M. Wilkinson and J. Haustein (eds.), The Pentecostal World, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2022.

Hutchinson, Mark. ‘Seeing Globalized Fundamentalism’, in A. Atherstone and D. Ceri Jones (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.

Hutchinson, Mark, Cristina Rocha (Western Sydney University), ‘Problematics in the Study of Antipodean Pentecostalism’, in Carole Cusack and Christopher Hartney (eds.), Antipodes of the Soul: Religion and the Study of Religion in Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide: ATF, 2021.

Hutchinson, Mark, primary author (Introduction, and Chapters 1-8, plus inset biographies), Worthy of our Forefathers: 125th Anniversary History of the Scots College, Bellevue Hill: for the College, 2020.

‘Reframing Howard Carter: Alternative ‘Routes’ for the emergence of the Australasian Charismatic Renewal.’ In C. Rocha, M. P. Hutchinson and K. Openshaw, Australasian Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements: Arguments from the Margins, Leiden: Brill, 2020.

“Introduction: Australian Charismatic Movements as a Space of Flows’, in C. Rocha, M. P. Hutchinson and K. Openshaw, Australasian Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements: Arguments from the Margins, Leiden: Brill, 2020.

"Presbyterian Contributions to doing Theology in Sydney", in M. Gladwin and I. Tregenza (eds), Creeds and Conflicts: Proceedings of the Heretics Centenary Conference, a Special Edition of St Mark’s Review 242 (December 2017), pp. 82-98.

Hutchinson, Mark. “The Hand of God and the Judgement of Time: The Presbyterian Church of NSW 2001-2016”, Bushed or Burning: The Presbyterian Church in NSW, 2001-2016 (P. Cooper and D. Burke, eds, 2017), Eider Books, 2017.

Hutchinson, Mark. (forthcoming, 2017) "'Just up the Windsor Road': Social complexity, geographies of emotion and the rise of Hillsong", in T. Riches and T. Wagner, "You Call Me Out Upon The Waters": Perspectives on the Hillsong Movement, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hutchinson, Mark. (forthcoming, 2017). " 'La Farina del Diavolo': Transnational Migration and the Politics of Religious Liberty in PostWar Italy,"  Chapter 3, in Adam Possamai, B. Turner, and P. Michel (eds), Religions, Nations and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities, London: Palgrave McMillan.

Hutchinson, Mark. (forthcoming, 2017). "What shall I do then with Jesus...?" Glocalized and Indigenized Theologies in the Twentieth Century,' in T. Larsen and M. Noll (eds), Volume V: The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions: The Twentieth Century: Themes in a Global Context, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark. (forthcoming, 2017). '"Making Culture Hum": Dissenting preaching in the 20th Century Anglophone World.' Chapter 3, in T. Larsen and M. Noll (eds), Volume V: The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions: The Twentieth Century: Themes in a Global Context, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark. (forthcoming, 2017). '"New ideas of what Inspiration means": The Bible in the 20th Century Anglophone World.' Chapter 1, in T. Larsen and M. Noll (eds), Volume V: The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions: The Twentieth Century: Themes in a Global Context, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark. (2017). 'Investigating the 'Global Turn' in American Evangelicalism', Chapter 9, in Heath Carter and Laura Rominger Porter (eds), "A Straight but Thorny Road: Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism". Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans.

Hutchinson, Mark. (2015). Chapters on: 'Northern Europe', 'Southern Europe', 'Western Europe', 'Australia and New Zealand', 'Micronesia & Melanesia', and 'Western Africa', in B. Stiller, K. Stiller, T. Johnson and M. Hutchinson (eds.), Evangelicals around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century, New York: Thomas Nelson.

Hutchinson, Mark. (2015). 'From Corner Shop to Boutique Franchise: The dilemmas of Australian Pentecostalism', in Vinson Synan and Amos Yong, eds., Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements Past, Present, and Future, vol. I: Asia and Oceania, Lake Mary, Fla.: Charisma House Publishers.

Hutchinson, Mark, (2014), 'Fools and Fundamentalists: The Institutional Dilemmas of Australian Pentecostalism', in H. Hunter and N. Ormerod (eds), Essays on Global Pentecostalism, Oxford: Regnum Press.

Hutchinson, Mark,(2010), 'The Latter Rain Movement and the Phenomenon of Global Return', Chapter 12, in M Wilkinson and P Althouse (eds), Winds from the North: Canadian Contributions to the Pentecostal Movement, Brill Academic: Leiden.

Hutchinson, Mark, (2007),'Religion under Bush: An Australian View', in M. Noll et al (eds), Religion and American Politics, New York: Oxford University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark, (2005),'The Anatomy of Misunderstanding: Readings and Consequences for Australian Korean Churches.' in D. Kwon et al (eds), New People, New Land, Seoul: Hansei University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark, (2004), 'Squaring the Koala triangle: The Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity as an attempt to change culture,' in G R Treloar and R D Linder (eds), Making History for God: Essays on Revival, Evangelicalism and Missions (festschrift in honour of Stuart Piggin), RMC: North Ryde.

Hutchinson, Mark, P Deiros, K. Koschorke, D Lewis and M. Maggay, (2002), 'The Ongoing Task', in W. Shenk (ed), Enlarging the Story: Perspectives in Writing World Christian History, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1997), "Up from Downunder": An Australian View of Canadian Evangelicalism', in G. A. Rawlyk (ed), Aspects of Canadian Evangelical Experience, Kingston, ONT: McGill Queen's University Press.

Hutchinson, Mark, (1997), 'Dousing the Spirit?: A Response to William and Susan Emilsen's Short History of O'Connor Uniting Church', in Uniting Church Studies, vol.3, no.1, March 1997 (reprinted in W & S Emilsen (eds), A Short History of O'Connor Uniting Church, North Parramatta.

Hutchinson, Mark, (1994), "Rough Blocks": The Trans-oceanic triangle in planting pentecostalism among Italian migrants, 1907-1979,' in M Noll, G Rawlyk and D Bebbington (eds), Amazing Grace: Essays on the Trans-Atlantic Evangelicalism, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids.


Hutchinson, Mark. ‘The emergence of Protestant Statecraft and the question of religious liberty in Italian-American relations, in the 1940s’, Memoria e Ricerca 2019.1 (January 2019), pp. 45-62.

Hutchinson, Mark. (forthcoming, 2017). 'The Problem with Waves: Mapping Charismatic potential in Italian Protestantism, 18901929.', Pneuma: Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 39.1.

Hutchinson, Mark. (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.

Hutchinson, Mark,(2014),'When the War is over: Lithgow, Western Sydney and the Search for Higher Education Options,' History of Education Review, vol. 43 (accepted).

Hutchinson, Mark,(2014),''Presence in the West: Religious Contributions to the Secular Ideology of an Australian University,' Journal of Religious History, (accepted).

Hutchinson, Mark,(Spring 2013),'Going the other way around': Catholic contributions to the emerging Pentecostal norm in Australia", PentecoStudies, vol. 12, no. 1.

Hutchinson, Mark, (2013, forthcoming),'Trains, Plains and Automobiles: NSW Political Debates (1985) and the Invention of Western Sydney', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 59, no. 2.

Hutchinson, Mark,(2012),'The University Which never Was: Chifley University as a window on State-Federal Educational Relations, 1986-1988', History of Education Review, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 63-88.

Hutchinson, Mark,(2011),'Truth and Jest:  Evangelicalism in Contemporary Australia,' Evangelical Studies Bulletin, no. 79, Chicago, USA: ISAE.

Hutchinson, Mark,(2011),"'A riveder le stelle'. Gough Whitlam and the 'grounds' for a University of Western Sydney", The Whitlam Legacy, vol. 1 (October 2011), Parramatta: Whitlam Institute, University of Western Sydney, 2011.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1995),'From Medieval to Macquarie: Planning for the new university.', in Australian Universities, Humanities Research Centre, ANUP.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1993),`Religion and University Education in Australia: Debates over the introduction of Chaplaincies to Macquarie University.' Journal of Religious History, vol.17, no.3.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1992),`"Non siamo considerati come uomini, ma come bestie": Buffarini-Guidi and the Mind of Persecution in Fascist Italy,' Lucas: An Evangelical History Review, n.13.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1992),'W.C. Wentworth and the Sources of Australian Historiography', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol.77, pt 4, 63-85.

Hutchinson, Mark,(1992),'Recent trends in Australian religious history', Australian Religion Studies Review, v.5, no.1, 51-53.

Hutchinson, Mark and Malcolm Campbell (1990), 'After Serle, before the Bicentenary: A Survey of Academic Historians,' Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 62, 13-28.

Hutchinson, Mark, (1990),'Sense of Place, Sense of Time: From Market Garden to Macquarie Campus,' Australian Historical Association Bulletin, May-June, 1990.

Hutchinson, Mark, (1990),'Universities as Communities,' Locality: Journal of the Community History Project.

Hutchinson, Mark, (1990),'History as civil religion: writing Australian history in the nineteenth century', Journal of Religious History, v.16, no.2, 185- 201.

Plus significant contributions to international reference literature, including Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, IVP Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, Blackwells Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, etc.

In the Media

Various interviews on ABC Radio National, including:

  • 'Does Religion Have a Future?", Wednesday, 5 November, 1997;
  • David Busch show; Encounter – 8 July 2001: The Future of our Past: Presbyterians in Australia;
  • 'It's A God Thing: The Rise of the Megachurch', Encounter, Sunday 24 April 2005.
  • 'Weird Babel of Tongues', The Ark, with Rachel Kohn, ABC Radio National, Sunday 3 September 2006.
  • Uniting Church and Crises, ABC Online, (2010)
  • Featured guest, Ian Maurice Show, Radio 4BC, Brisbane, 26.8.2012.
    Adviser and interviewee, Wark Clements Productions, for BBC Television, 'The Scottish Empire'.
  • Historical Consultant, CCCU Project 'History and Sociology of Protestant Missions from the Global  South', Manila, Philippines, May 2005; Seoul, Korea, June 2006.
  • Consultant and interviewee, Compass Program, ABC Television, 'What ever happened to the Charismatic Movement?', 2012.

Email: mark.hutchinson@ac.edu.au

For a complete list of publications, etc., please see Mark Hutchinson - Academia (opens in a new window)

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