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Charles M. Wood

Lehman Professor Emeritus of Christian Doctrine



Ph.D., Yale University, 1972; M.Phil., Yale University, 1971; Th.M., Boston University School of Theology, 1969; B.A., University of Denver, 1966

Teaching Specialties

Christian doctrine, constructive theology

Research Interests

The doctrine of the Trinity; H. Richard Niebuhr; theology and ministry; theological education

Selected Publications

:: The Question of Providence (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008).
:: Attentive to God: Thinking Theologically in Ministry, co-authored with Ellen Blue (Nashville: Abingdon , 2008).
:: An Invitation to Theological Study (Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1994).
:: The Formation of Christian Understanding: Theological Hermeneutics (second edition, Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1993.
:: Vision and Discernment: An Orientation in Theological Study (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1985).

Professional Distinctions

Ordained elder, The United Methodist Church, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference; Chair, systematic theology working group for the 11th Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies; editorial board, International Journal of Systematic Theology; member, Committee on Faith and Order of The United Methodist Church; vice-president (2011-2012) and president-elect, American Theological Society.


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