who was born in the South Seas, has degrees in history, literature and theology,
and gained a doctorate
at Magdalen College, Oxford,
with a thesis
on Reformation literary theory.
He has since taught at universities
in England, Italy, America, Australia, India, Slovenia and, most recently, Hungary.
For some years he worked
in New York as a journalist and commentator.
He lives with his diplomat wife and two children; they're in the process of moving from southern Africa to Jerusalem.