Dr David F. Ford

Advisory Board Member
Dr David F. Ford is the Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme (focusing on Judaism, Christianity and Islam). He first read Classics at Trinity College Dublin, and then studied Theology in Cambridge, Yale, and Tübingen. From 1976–1991 he taught in the University of Birmingham. Prof Ford cofounded the Scriptural Reasoning movement and is a Trustee of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the C-1 World Dialogue and of its Education Commission. His academic work relates to a wide range of commitments in journals, academic projects, lecture series, the Society for the Study of Theology, the American Academy of Religion, universities in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, inter-faith engagement in Britain and around the world, the Christian churches, the Clinton Global Initiative and the L’Arche Communities. Professor Ford’s books include: The Future of Christian Theology (2011); Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love (2007); Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World (2007); Living in Praise: Worshipping and Knowing God with Daniel W. Hardy (2nd edition 2005); The Shape of Living (2002); and Theology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2000).
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