Mark Durie

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Mark Durie
Anglican pastor, Melbourne, Australia

Mark Durie (born 1958, Dogura, Papua) is an Australian pastor and scholar in linguistics and theology.

Life and career[edit]

Mark Durie was educated at Canberra Grammar School in Canberra, Australia, and studied Pure Mathematics, Germanic Languages and Linguistics at the Australian National University (honours supervisors: Harold Koch and Hans Kuhn). He was awarded a PhD at the Australian National University in 1984 (PhD supervisor: William A. Foley).[1] Subsequently he held visiting scholarships and fellowships at the University of Leiden (1984), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985), the University of California, Los Angeles (1986), Stanford University (1986) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (1986). From 1987 to 1997 he held positions of postdoctoral fellow, lecturer, senior lecturer, reader and associate professor at the University of Melbourne. Ordained an Anglican deacon and priest at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne in 1999, he has served on the staff of St Mark's Camberwell and St Hilary's Kew. He holds a BTh (Hons), and DipTh from the Australian College of Theology and in 2016 completed a ThD with the Australian College of Theology and Melbourne School of Theology with a thesis entitled "Qur'ānic Theology and Biblical Reflexes in the Qur'ān". He is now vicar of Oaktree Anglican Church in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[2]

Durie has published articles and books on the Acehnese language of Aceh, Indonesia, linguistics, and interfaith relations. He was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1992.[3]


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  1. ^ Mark Durie, "A grammar of Acehnese." PhD diss., Australian National University, 1984. The catalog record can be viewed here: Subsequently the dissertation was revised and published in book form: Durie, Mark. A Grammar of Acehnese on the Basis of a Dialect of North Aceh. Erhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, no. 112. Dordrecht, Holland ; Cinnaminson, NJ: Foris, 1985. See "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Oaktree Anglican Staff". Oaktree Anglican Church. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Durie, Mark, FAHA". 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  4. ^ Mark Durie (1 January 2015). "From Broken Hill to Martin Place: Individual Jihad Comes to Australia, 1915 to 2015". Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

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