Associate Professor Peter Lineham

Associate Professor Peter Lineham

Contact Details

School of Humanities
Massey University, Albany Campus
Private Bag 102 904
North Shore Mail Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 414 0800 Ext. 41662


BA, MA(Hons) (Canterbury), BD (Otago), DPhil (Sussex)

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Research Profile
Selected Publications

Personal Profile

Peter is the Head of the School and his major fields of research are eighteenth and nineteenth century English religious history and New Zealand religious history. His major books include There we found Brethren, No Ordinary Union, Bible and Society, and Transplanted Christianity, and he has written many articles and contributes in other ways to church and society.

His most recent book is "Destiny: the Life and Times of a Self Made apostle" (Penguin, 2013)

Research Profile/Interests

  • New Zealand religious history
  • English religious history, 18th-19th century
  • Religious phenomenology

Selected Publications


Lineham, P. (2013). Destiny: the Life and Times of a Self Made apostle, (Penguin, 2013).

Lineham, P. (Ed.) (2011). Primary documents on peace and war in New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust.

Lineham, P. (2007). Weaving the Unfinished Mats: Wesley’s Legacy: Conflict, Confusion and Challenge in the South Pacific ed. Peter Lineham, Wesley Historical Society New Zealand Proceedings, 83 & 84, July 2007.

Davidson, A. & Lineham, P. (2005). Where the Road Runs Out: Research Essays on the Ecumenical Journey Ed. Garth Cant. Christchurch: Conference of Churches in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2005.

Lineham, P. (1996). Bible & Society. Wellington: Daphne Brasell.

Lineham, P. (1996). New Zealand Religious History: A Bibliography. Print edition: 1996. A more current web edition is available online.

Davidson, A. & Lineham, P. (1994). Transplanted Christianity. 4th ed. Palmerston North: Massey University Department of History.

Lineham, P. (1980). No Ordinary Union. Wellington: Scripture Union.

Lineham, P. (1977). There We Found Brethren: A History of Brethren Assemblies in New Zealand. Palmerston North: GPH Society.

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