Dr Nicholas J Wood
Nicholas Wood graduated in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Manchester, Warwick University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. For ten years he taught Religious Education and Social Studies in high schools in Coventry and London. He trained for Baptist ministry at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, where he wrote his DPhil dissertation: Confessing Christ in a Plural World. After eleven years in pastoral ministry he returned to Regent’s where he has been Fellow in Religion and Culture and Director of the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture since 2000, and Dean since 2006. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion in the University of Oxford, honorary Vice-President of the Christian Muslim Forum, which he served as Free Churches President (2006-12), and Vice-Moderator of the BWA Commission on Baptist-Muslim Relations. He is the author of a monograph, Faiths and Faithfulness (2009) and several book chapters, academic articles and dictionary entries in the fields of Religion and Theology, Culture, Dialogue, Society and the Arts.