Peter Adam (minister)

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Peter James Adam OAM (born 1946[1]) is an Australian Christian minister. He served as vicar of St Jude's Church in Carlton, Melbourne for twenty years, and principal of Ridley Melbourne for ten years.[1]

Adam has degrees from King's College London and Durham University. He has served at St George the Martyr Holborn and Durham Cathedral, and is a canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne.[1] Adam was also previously a lecturer at St John's College, Durham.[2]

Adam is the vice president of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students.[1] He has written a number of books, including Speaking God's Words: A Practical Theology of Preaching (ISBN 1573833223), which is used as a text in many seminaries. In 2011, a Festschrift was published in his honour - Serving God's Words: Windows on preaching and ministry (ISBN 9781844745470), which included contributions from Don Carson, Gerald Bray, Peter Jensen, Vaughan Roberts, David Jackman and Michael Raiter.[3]

Adam was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to theological education and to the Anglican Church of Australia.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Peter Adam". St Jude's Anglican Church. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Problem of Evil: Public Forum". University of Melbourne Secular Society. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Serving God's Words". Inter-Varsity Press. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Media Notes: OAM" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2012.