DPhil - Oxford (1976)
Research Fellow, Regent's Park College (1972-1989)
Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford (1989-2007)
Professor of Systematic Theology, Oxford (2002)
Director of Research, Regent's Park College, Oxford (2007-)
2005 Bampton Lectures - Seeing the world and knowing God: ancient wisdom and modern doctrine.
2008 Holley-Hull Lectures, Samford University
2009 Nordenhaug Lectures, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague
Chair of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Doctrine and Inter-church Cooperation (2000-2010)
Co-Chair of the Anglican Communion-Baptist World Alliance International Conversations (2000-2005)
Co-chair of the Baptist World Alliance-Roman Catholic Church Conversations (2006-2010)
___ Charismatic Renewal: A Baptist View (1980)
___ 'The Signs of Hope' in A Call To Mind: Baptist Essays Towards a Theology of Commitment (Baptist Union, 1981)
___ 'God and History', Baptist Quarterly 30 (1983), 85-88
___ 'The Theology of the Charismatic Movement' in Strange Gifts? A Guide to Charismatic Renewal, pp.19-40, (eds.) D. Martin and P. Mullen (Oxford, 1984)
___ A Leading Question: The Structure and Authority of Leadership in the Local Church (Baptist Union, 1984)
___ 'Covenant - Old and New' in Bound to Love: The Covenant Basis of Baptist Life and Mission (Baptist Union, 1985), 9-23
___ 'Woman's Head is Man': A Doctrinal Reflection upon a Pauline Theme', Baptist Quarterly 31:370-383 (1986)
___ The Creative Suffering of God (Clarendon Press, 1988)
___ 'C. S. Lewis the Myth-Maker' in Rumours of Heaven: Essays in Celebration of C. S. Lewis (eds.) J. Patrick and A. Walker (Eagle Publishing, 1988)
___ Past and Present Salvation: The Christian Idea of Atonement (DLT, 1989)
___ 'The Status of Women in the Thought of Karl Barth' in J. Soskice (ed.), After Eve, (Marshall Pickering, 1990), pp.138-55.
___ Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue between Literature and Christian Doctrine (Mercer University Press, 1991 )
___ "The Cross of Hosea Revisited: The Meaning of Suffering in the Book of Hosea," Review & Expositor 90 (Spring 1993), pp.175-190.
___ 'Divine Suffering' and 'Process Theology' in A. E. McGrath and D. B Forrester (eds.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought (Blackwell Publishing, 1995)
___ (ed.) Reflections on the Water. Understanding God and the World through the Baptism of Believers (Regent's Study Guides 4; Smyth & Helwys, 1996)
___ '"Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?": Job 28 as a Riddle for Ancient and Modern Readers' in J. Barton and D. J. Reimer (eds.), After the Exile: Essays in Honour of Rex Mason (Mercer University Press, 1996)
___ 'Regent's Park College, Oxford', American Baptist Quarterly 18.2 (June 1999), 106-17
___ The Promised End: Eschatology in Theology and Literature, Challenges in Contemporary Theology (Blackwell, 2000)
___ Participating in God: A Pastoral Doctrine of the Trinity (DLT, 2000)
___ (ed.) The novel, spirituality and modern culture, Religion, Culture and Society (University of Wales Press, 2000)
___ 'Facing the End: The Apocalyptic Experience in Some Modern Novels' in John Colwell (ed.), Called To One Hope: Perspectives on the Life to Come (Paternoster, 2000)
___ 'Story and Possibility: Reflections on the Last Scenes of the Fourth Gospel and Shakespeare's The Tempest' in H. Sauter and J. Barton (eds.), Revelation and Story: Narrative Theology and the Centrality of Story (Ashgate, 2000)
___ (ed.) Doing Theology in Baptist Way (Whitley, 2000)
___ (ed.) Faith in the Centre: Christianity and Culture (Regent's Study Guides 9; Smyth and Helwys, 2001)
___ 'The Story and the Stories: Revelation and the Challenge of Postmodern Culture' in P. Fiddes (ed.), Faith in the Centre (Smyth and Helwys, 2001)
___ 'Creation out of Love' in J. Polkinghorne (ed.), The Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis (Eerdmans, 2001)
___ 'Millenium and Utopia: Images of a Fuller Presence' in C. Rowland and J. Barton (eds.), Apocalyptic in History and Tradition (Sheffield Academic Press, 2002)
___ 'Baptism and the Process of Christian Initiation' in Ecumenical Review 54.1 (2002), pp.49-65
___ 'Baptism and the Process of Christian Initiation' in S. E. Porter and A. R. Cross (eds.), Dimensions of Baptism: Biblical and Theological Studies (Sheffield Academic Press, 2002), pp.280-303.
___ 'The quest for a place which is not-a-place: the hiddeness of God and the presence of God' in Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation, (eds.) O. Davies and D. Turner (CUP, 2002), pp.35-60
___ Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in church and Theology, Studies in Baptist History and Thought Vol 13 (Paternoster, 2003)
___ 'The Canon as Space and Place' in John Barton and Michael Wolter (eds.), The Unity of Scripture and the Diversity of the Canon (Walter de Gruyter, 2003), pp.126-149
___ 'Baptism and Membership of the Body of Christ. A Theological and Ecumenical Conundrum' in Lena Lybæk et al (eds.), Gemeinschaft der Kirchen und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung: die Würde des Anderen und das Recht anders zu denken; Festschrift für Professor Dr. Erich Geldbach (LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster, 2004)
___ (ed. with A. Clarke) Flickering Images: Theology and Film in Dialogue (Regent's Study Guides 12; Smyth and Helwys, 2005)
___ 'When Text Becomes Voice: You've Got Mail' in P. S. Fiddes and A. Clarke (eds.), Flickering Images (Smyth and Helwys, 2005), pp.97-112
___ 'Baptist Ecclesiology: A Respone to David Carter's Article Review of Tracks and Traces', Ecclesiology 1 (2005) 87-100
___ 'On God the Incomparable: thinking about God with John Macquarrie' in Robert Morgan (ed.), In Search of Humanity and Deity: A Celebration of John Macquarrie's Theology (SCM , 2006), pp.179-199.
___ 'Participating in the Trinity', Perspectives in Religious Studies 33.3 (2006), 361-373
___ 'The Place of Christian Theology in the Modern University', Baptist Quarterly 42 (April, 2007)
___ 'Salvation' in J. Webster, K. Tanner and I. Torrance (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology (Oxford, 2007)
___ 'The Passion Story in Literature' in A. Hass, D. Jasper and E. Jay (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology (Oxford, 2007), pp.742-759
__ (ed.) Under the Rule of Christ: Dimensions of Baptist Spirituality. Regent's Study Guides 14 (Smyth and Helwys, 2008)
___ 'Spirituality as Attentiveness: Stillness and Journey' in Under the Rule of Christ (Smyth and Helwys, 2008)
___ 'Baptism of Believers' in Thomas F. Best (ed.) Baptism Today: Understanding, Practice, Ecumenical Implications (Liturgical Press, 2008)
___ 'Baptists and Receptive Ecumenism', Louvain Studies 33 (2008), 54-75.
___ 'Ex Opere Operato: Rethinking a Historic Baptist Rejection' in Baptist Sacramentalism 2, (eds.) A. R. Cross and P. E. Thompson (Paternoster, 2008), 219-238.
___ 'Christianity, Culture and Education: A Baptist Perspective' in The Scholarly Vocation and the Baptist Academy: Essays on the Future of Baptist Higher Education, (eds.) R. Ward & D. Gushee (Mercer, 2008)
___ 'Concept, Image and Story in Systematic Theology', International Journal of Systematic Theology 11.1 (2009)
___ 'G. M. Hopkins' in The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature, (eds.) R. Lemon, C. Rowland (Blackwell, 2009)
___ 'Something will come of nothing: on A Theology of the Dark Side' 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)
___ 'Daniel Turner and a Theology of the Church Universal' in John H. Y. Briggs (ed.), Pulpit and People: Studies in Eighteenth Century Baptist Life and Thought (Paternoster, 2009), 112-127
___ 'The Body as Site of Continuity and Change' in Pamela Sue Anderson (ed.), New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendance Incarnate (Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 2009)
___ 'Church and Sect: Cross-currents in Early Baptist Life' in A. R. Cross and N. J. Wood (eds.), Exploring Baptist Origins (Regent's Park College, 2010)
___ 'On Theology' in R. MacSwain and M. Ward (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge, 2010)
___ 'Ambiguities of the Future: Theological Hints in the Novels of Patrick White', Pacifica 23.3 (2010)
___ 'Dual Citizenship in Athens and Jerusalem: The Place of the Christian Scholar in the Life of the Church' in A. R. Cross and R. Gouldbourne (eds.), Questions of Identity: Essays in honour of Brian Haymes (Regent's Park College, 2011)
___ 'Christian Doctrine and Free Church Eccleisology: Recent Developments among Baptists in the Southern United States', Ecclesiology 7.2 (2011)
___ 'The Sublime and the Beautiful: Intersections Between Theology and Literature' in Heather Walton (ed.), Literature and Theology: New Interdisciplinary Spaces (Ashgate, 2011)
___ 'Prophecy, Corporate Personality, and Suffering: Some Themes and Methods in Baptist Old Testament Scholarship' in Helen Dare and Simon Woodman (eds.), The "Plainly Revealed" Word of God? Baptist Hermeneutics in Theory and Practice (Mercer, 2011)
___ 'Not anarchy but covenant: a nonconformist response to Matthew Arnold's view of religion and culture' in Mike Higton, Jeremy Law and Christopher Rowland (eds.), Theology and Human Flourishing: Essays in Honor of Timothy J. Gorringe (Cascade, 2011)
___ 'The Root of Religious Freedom: Interpreting Some Muslim and Christian Sacred Texts', Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2012)
___ 'Ecclesiology and Ethnography: Two Disciplines, Two Worlds?' in Pete Ward (ed.), Perpsectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography (Eerdmans, 2012)
___ 'Patterns of hope and images of eternity: listening to Shakespeare, Blake and T.S. Eliot' in Trevor Hart, Jeremy Begbie and Gavin Hopps (eds.), Art, Imagination and Christian Hope (Ashgate, 2012)
___ 'Ancient and Modern Wisdom: The Intersection of Clinical and Theological Understanding of Health' in Stephen Finamore and John Weaver (eds.), Wisdom, Science and the Scriptures: Essays in Honour of Ernest Lucas (Centre for Baptist History and Heritage and Bristol Baptist College, 2012)
___ 'Suffering' in Nicholas Adams, Graham Ward and George Pattison (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought (Oxford, 2013)
___ 'Baptists and 1662: the Effect of the Act of Uniformity on Baptists and its Ecumenical Significance for Baptists Today', Ecclesiology 9.2 (2013)
___'"For the Dance all Things Were Made": The Great Dance in C.S. Lewis' Perelandra' in Judith Wolfe and Brendan Wolfe (eds.), C. S. Lewis's Perelandra : Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos (Kent State University Press, 2013)
___ with Günter Badder, 'Whatever Happened to a Pauline Text? 2 Corinthians 3.6 and its Afterlife' in Günter Badder and Paul S. Fiddes (eds.), The Spirit and the Letter: A Tradition and a Reversal (T & T Clark, 2013)
___ 'The Late-Modern Reversal of Spirit and Letter: Derrida, Augustine and Film' in Günter Badder and Paul S. Fiddes (eds.), The Spirit and the Letter: A Tradition and a Reversal (T & T Clark, 2013)
___ Seeing the World and Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context (Oxford, 2013)
___ 'Relational Trinity: Radical Perspective' in Jason Sexton (ed.), Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity (Zondervan, 2014)
___ with Brian Haymes and Richard Kidd, Baptists and the Communion of Saints: A Theology of Covenanted Disciples (Baylor, 2014)
__ 'Wisdom and Spirit: The Loss and Re-making of Relationship', Perspectives in Religious Studies 41.2 (Summer 2014)
__ 'The Church Local and Universal: Catholic and Baptist Perspectives on Koinonia Ecclesiology' in Derek Tidball, Brian Harries and Jason Sexton (eds.), Revisioning, Renewing, Rediscovering the Triune Center: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. Grenz (Cascade, 2014)
__ 'War and Poetry’ in Larry Kreitzer (ed.), Step Into Your Place. The First World War and Baptist Life and Thought. Centre for Baptist History and Heritage Studies Volume 9 (Oxford: Regent’s Park College, 2014), 1-22.
__ ‘Law and Divine Mercy in Shakespeare’s Religious Imagination: Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice’ in Francesca Knox (ed.), The Power of the Word (Aldershot: Ashgate: 2015)
__ ‘Charles Williams and the Problem of Evil’, in Judith Wolfe and Brendan Wolfe (eds.), C. S. Lewis and His Circles: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
__ ‘God and Story in the Church and in Doctrine. Reflections on the Ecclesial Basis of Method in Theology’, Ecclesial Practices (2015).
__ ‘Restorative Justice and the Theological Dynamic of Forgiveness’, in Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2015).
__ (ed.), Sharing the Faith at the Boundaries of Unity. Further Conversations Between Anglicans and Baptists (Regent's Park College, 2016)
__ 'Baptists and Theological Education: A Vision for the 21st Century' in Frank Rees (ed.), Baptist Identity into the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Ken Manley (Melbourne: Whitley College, 2016).
__ 'Versions of Ecclesiology', Ecclesiology 12.3 (2016), 331-53.