Ralph C. Wood





Ralph C. Wood



Ralph C. Wood has served as University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor since 1998. He previously served for 26 years on the faculty of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he became the John Allen Easley Professor of Religion in 1990. He has also taught at Samford University in Birmingham, at Regent College in Vancouver, and at Providence College in Rhode Island. At Baylor, his main appointment is in the Religion Department, but he also teaches in the Great Texts program as well as the Department of English. He serves as an editor-at-large for the Christian Century and as an editorial board member for both the Flannery O'Connor Review and Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review.

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The Gospel According to Tol...

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Flannery O'Connor and the C...

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The Comedy of Redemption: C...

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Literature and Theology

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Chesterton: The Nightmare G...

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Contending for the Faith: T...

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Tolkien among the Moderns

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Preaching and Professing: S...

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“[I]f you live today you breathe in nihilism. In or out of the Church it's the gas you breathe. If I hadn't had the Church to fight it with or to tell me the necessity of fighting it, I would be the stinkingest logical positivist you ever saw right now”
Ralph C. Wood, Flannery O'connor And The Christ-Haunted South

“to shrink the circle of intimate community to the smallest possible circumference. This is the spoiling of faithful friendship.”
Ralph C. Wood, The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-Earth

“Sam Gamgee is the ultimate hero of The Lord of the Rings because he is the ultimate servant.”
Ralph C. Wood, The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth



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