laurence_wood_lgFrank Paul Morris Professor of Systematic Theology


  • Systematic Theology
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Wesleyan Theology
  • Wesley Studies


  • B.A., Asbury College, 1963
  • B.D., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1966
  • Th.M., Christian Theological Seminary, 1970
  • Ph.D., Edinburgh University, 1972

Dr. Laurence W. Wood is the Frank Paul Morris Professor of Systematic Theology. He is also coordinator for the London School of Theology/Asbury Theological Seminary Ph.D. program.

He received a B.A. from Asbury College, 1963; a B.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary, 1966; a Th.M. from Christian Theological Seminary, 1970; and a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University, 1972.

Prior to coming to Asbury Seminary in 1976, Dr. Wood taught philosophy at Roberts Wesleyan College (1972-1973) and Houghton College (1973-1976). He has also served in pastoral ministry for eight years in Kentucky and Indiana. His areas of expertise include systematic theology, contemporary theology, Wesleyan theology and Wesley Studies. He has authored five books. His book The Meaning of Pentecost in Early Methodism, Rediscovering John Fletcher as John Wesley’s Vindicator and Designated Successor (Scarecrow Press, 2003) was the winner of the Smith-Wynkoop 2003 Book of the Year award presented by the Wesleyan Theological Society.

Dr. Wood is an ordained elder in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church.


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