About the author
Mark Plater trained to be a Religious Education teacher at Westhill College, Birmingham in the 1970s, and then taught in E Sussex and Kent before taking up a teaching job at Woodstock International School, India. Then, after further study in America, he moved into advisory work and eventually higher education, where he is now involved in training RE teachers and teaching on various Theology courses.
Raised in a narrow free church context, Mark is now affiliated to the Anglican Church, but retains good links with several evangelical, Catholic, Quaker and Orthodox people and congregations. Most of Mark’s working life has indirectly been funded by the Church, having been a diocesan Adviser and then Director of Education for fifteen years, followed by fourteen years of work in universities, both of which are of Anglican foundation.