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Peter Watts

Assistant Professor, Director of Foundation Arts, Faculty of Arts

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Teaching Summary

Peter began teaching at the University of Nottingham while completing his PhD, and was awarded a Postgraduate Teaching Award in 2012. He took up a full-time position in the department later that year… read more

Research Summary

Peter is a graduate of the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham and the subject of his PhD was the 'new song' of Revelation and the tradition and theology of… read more

Recent Publications

  • PETER WATTS and ANDREW FISHER, 2017. The Metal Scene and The Bible: Meaning, Accuracy, and Silence Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 29(1), 30-43
  • PETER WATTS, 2016. Does the Bible Matter for Music?. In: C.L. CROUCH, ROLAND DEINES and MARK WREFORD, eds., Why Does the Bible Matter? The Significance of the Bible for Contemporary Life: Reflections from the Centre for Bible, Ethics & Theology. Bible Society. 108-115
  • PETER WATTS, 2015. Review: 'A Light Shines in the Darkness' at St Werburgh's Derby Art & Christianity. 82 (Summer),
  • PETER WATTS, 2015. The Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith Challenging Religious Issues. 9 (Autumn), 16-21

Peter began teaching at the University of Nottingham while completing his PhD, and was awarded a Postgraduate Teaching Award in 2012. He took up a full-time position in the department later that year teaching Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek and The Bible in Music, Art and Literature, as well as acting as undergraduate admissions tutor. In 2014 he was awarded a Lord Dearing award for his outstanding contribution to the development of teaching and student learning. In 2015 Peter was appointed to develop a new Foundation Year entry route for the Faculty of Arts and this will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2016.

Peter is a contributor to the Bibledex series of videos, which give a short insight into each book of the Bible from a range of perspectives.

Current Research

Peter is a graduate of the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham and the subject of his PhD was the 'new song' of Revelation and the tradition and theology of eschatological singing. His current research focuses on the use of music in the Bible and the early church, and the use of the Bible in the Arts and popular culture (especially music). Peter is also interested in pedagogical research and, together with Doug Ingram, is currently investigating the question 'what makes for excellent teaching?'

  • PETER WATTS and ANDREW FISHER, 2017. The Metal Scene and The Bible: Meaning, Accuracy, and Silence Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 29(1), 30-43
  • PETER WATTS, 2016. Does the Bible Matter for Music?. In: C.L. CROUCH, ROLAND DEINES and MARK WREFORD, eds., Why Does the Bible Matter? The Significance of the Bible for Contemporary Life: Reflections from the Centre for Bible, Ethics & Theology. Bible Society. 108-115
  • PETER WATTS, 2015. Review: 'A Light Shines in the Darkness' at St Werburgh's Derby Art & Christianity. 82 (Summer),
  • PETER WATTS, 2015. The Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith Challenging Religious Issues. 9 (Autumn), 16-21
  • ROLAND DEINES, 2013. Acts of God in History: Studies Towards Recovering a Theological Historiography. Ed. by Christoph Ochs and Peter Watts (WUNT 317). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
  • PETER WATTS, 2008. The Liturgy of Heaven and Earth in Revelation 4-5. Anaphora: The Journal of the Society for Liturgical Study. 2(1), 69-79

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