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British Baptist Theologians No. 7: Robert Ellis

Rob-ellis-webDPhil (Oxford, 1984, supervised by John Macquarrie) - 'Can God act in history?: a Whiteheadian perspective'

Tutor in Pastoral Studies, Bristol Baptist College (1995-2001)

Tutor in Pastoral Studies, Regent's Park College (2001-2007)

Principal, Regent's Park College, Oxford (2007-)

Selected Publications:

___'From Hegel to Whitehead', Journal of Religion 61.4 (October 1981), pp.403-21
___'How Relative Should Theology Be?', Baptist Quarterly 29.5 (January 1982), 220-224
___'God and Action', Religious Studies 24 (1989) 463-482
___'The Vulnerability of Action', Religious Studies 25 (1990) 225-233
___'Covenant and Creation' in Bound for Glory? God, Church and World in Covenant,  (ed.) Anthony Clarke (Whitley, 2002), pp.20-33
___'Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy: The Pastor and the suffering God', Transformation, Vol. 22 (2005)
___ Answering God: Towards a Theology of Intercession (Paternoster, 2005)
___'Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Reading Films' in Flickering Images, (eds.) Anthony Clarke and Paul Fiddes (Smyth and Helwys, 2005), pp.7-24.
___'Pondering Providence: Sliding Doors' in Flickering Images, (eds.) Anthony Clarke and Paul Fiddes (Smyth and Helwys, 2005), pp.137-148
___'And the Life Everlasting: A Theological Reflection on Death and Dying', Transformation, Vol. 24 (2007)
___ '"The leadership of some ...": Baptist ministers as leaders?' in Pieter J. Lalleman (ed.), Challenging to Change: dialogues with a radical baptist theologian. Essays presented to Dr Nigel G. Wright on his sixtieth birthday (Spurgeon's College, 2009)

___ 'Bringing out the Meaning: Deacy, Nolan, Scorsese, and what films "mean"', Journal of Religion and Film 13.2 (October 2009)
___ 'Faster, Higher, Stronger': Sport and the Point of It All', Anvil 28.1 (2012)
___ ‘The meanings of sport: an empirical study into the significance attached to sporting participation and spectating in the UK and US’, Practical Theology 5.2 (2012)
___ '"Play Up! Play Up! And Play the Game!" Cricket and our Place in the World' in Stephen Finamore and John Weaver (eds.), Wisdom, Science and the Scriptures: Essays in Honour of Ernest Lucas (Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Oxford and Bristol Baptist College, 2012)
___ The Games People Play: Theology, Religion and Sport (Wipf & Stock, 2014)

___ 'The Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings: Fawcett, Fiddes, and the Tie that Binds' in Anthony Clarke (ed.), For the Sake of the Church: Essays in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes (Centre for Baptist History and Heritage Studies Vol. 3, 2014)


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