Ralph Wood: Home Page

This is the website of Ralph C. Wood (pictured at right), Baylor University Professor of Theology and Literature. On this website, you will find articles and essays that he has written about J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, P.D. James, G.K. Chesterton, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and other topics. Works by Ralph Wood available through Amazon.com – please click on the book covers to order:


Tolkien Among the Moderns. University of Notre Dame Press (September 2015) ISBN: 0-268-01973-8.
Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God. Baylor University Press (2011)Click on book cover to order.Click here for book advertisement from Baylor Press catalog.Click here to order direct from Baylor Press.
1p-and-p Preaching and Professing: Sermons by a Teacher Seeking to Proclaim the Gospel. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (February 2009).
1l-t Literature and Theology (Horizons in Theology). Abingdon Press (November 2008).
Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (March 2004).
1tolkien The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth. Westminster John Knox Press (October 2003).
Contending for the Faith: The Church’s Engagement with Culture (Interpreting Christian Texts and Traditions Series, vol. 1). Baylor University Press (2003).
1comedy The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists. University of Notre Dame Press; Reprint edition (September 1991).