Studied PPE and Theology at Trinity College, Oxford and Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich. Stephenson Fellow at the Department of Biblical Studies, Sheffield University (1989-91). Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Ripon College Cuddesdon (from 1992). Vice-Principal from 2002. Reader in Modern Theology, University of Oxford, 2008-2015. Professor of the History of Modern Theology, University of Oxford, from 2015. Hensley Henson Lecturer, 2013.
History of Christianity, Historical and Systematic Theology
Historical Theology from 1750 (Britain, U.S. & Germany); Ecumenism; Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology; History & Theology of Anglicanism; Secularization Theory; Political and Social Theory; History of Sexuality
Church of England Priest and Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral; member of General Synod for the Diocese of Oxford; member of the Church of England Council for Christian Unity; Member of Living in Love and Faith Commission; Associate Priest in Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath