Ralph Wood

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Ralph C. Wood has been a Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor since 1998. He holds the B.A. and M.A. from East Texas State College (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) as well as the A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. From 1971-1997 he taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he served as the John Allen Easley Professor of Religion from 1990.

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Norman Maclean was not my best teacher, but he was certainly the most memorable. And he taught truths not usually found in texts. Without talking much about his own life, he taught life-truths. Maclean revealed little more than bare facts: that he grew up in Montana, that he was the son of a Presbyterian minister, and that he had lapsed…