About this Fellow
Classics and Ancient History Middle East
- Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Oxford; Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
- Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Birmingham, 1977 - 1986
- Reader, Professor in Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, 1991
The Old Testament; theory and practice of biblical interpretation, biblical ethics, history of the Old and New Testament canons, and prophecy in ancient Israel.
Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.
Sanskritic Hindu thought, including classical Vedanta, and 19th-century Bengal; comparative study, with special reference to Hinduism and Indian Christianity
Social history of Christianity in western Europe and the USA in the 19th and 20th century, including urban and working class history, secularisation and international comparison