John Hick was an internationally read and discussed philosopher of religion and theologian. His many books have, between them, been translated into seventeen languages. More than twenty books have been published about his work in English, German, French, Chinese and Japanese.
Hick had doctorates from Oxford (D.Phil) and Edinburgh (D.Litt), and honorary doctorates from Uppsala University , Glasgow University and most recently Birmingham University (DD). He was an emeritus professor of both Birmingham University UK and the Claremont Graduate University, California. He was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham UK, and a Vice-President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion and of the World Congress of Faiths. The story of his life is told in John Hick: An Autobiography (2002).