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Peter Watts

Assistant Professor, Director of Foundation Arts, Faculty of Arts

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Teaching Summary

I began teaching at the University of Nottingham while completing my PhD and took up a full-time position in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in 2012 teaching biblical languages and… read more

Research Summary

The subject of my PhD was the 'new song' of the New Testament book of Revelation and the tradition and theology of eschatological singing. Since then I have developed my research on the use of music… read more

Recent Publications

  • PETER WATTS (TRANSLATED ROLAND DEINES), 2019. Harmagedon. In: HEINZPETER HEMPELMANN ET AL., ed., Evangelisches Lexikon für Theologie und Gemeinde, Neuausgabe, Band 2 SCM R.Brockhaus.
  • 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),

I began teaching at the University of Nottingham while completing my PhD and took up a full-time position in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in 2012 teaching biblical languages and on the Bible and culture, as well as being undergraduate admissions tutor. In 2015 I was appointed to develop a new foundation year entry route for the Faculty of Arts, which welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2016. Since then almost 100 foundation year students have gone on to study on a range of degree courses in the Faculty of Arts.

I am an HEA Senior Fellow.

I am 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

The subject of my PhD was the 'new song' of the New Testament book of Revelation and the tradition and theology of eschatological singing. Since then I have developed my research 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). As director of the Faculty of Arts Foundation Year, my research has focused on the question 'what makes for excellent teaching?' as well as topics in widening participation and transition into Higher Education.

  • PETER WATTS (TRANSLATED ROLAND DEINES), 2019. Harmagedon. In: HEINZPETER HEMPELMANN ET AL., ed., Evangelisches Lexikon für Theologie und Gemeinde, Neuausgabe, Band 2 SCM R.Brockhaus.
  • 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
  • Lead Editor of the Journal of the Foundation Year Network Available at: <https://jfyn.co.uk/index.php/ukfyn>

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