Professor Richard Bell has doctorates in theoretical Physics (University College London) and Theology (Tübingen) and has been teaching at the University of Nottingham since 1990. The main focus of his research is the New Testament, especially the theology of Paul. He has written four books for the series ‘Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament’ (Mohr Siebeck): Provoked to Jealousy, 1994; No one seeks for God, 1998; The Irrevocable Call of God, 2005; Deliver us from Evil, 2007. Currently he is working on a ‘theology of mind’ where he brings his various interests (e.g. New Testament, Quantum Theory, myth) and is writing a book on the theology of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal.