Roger holds master’s degrees in Politics and Theology. Instinct, doctoral study and early writings were all sociological. More recently his focus has been upon liturgiology, then research ethics, then religious aesthetics.
Most of his publications have been in journals such as Faith and Worship and Quaker Studies. The more pertinent of his books include The Ethics of Social Research (Longman, 1992) and The Art of the Sublime (Ashgate, 2006).