Tim Noble was born in London in 1962. After school he studied English and German at the University of Liverpool, before joining the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order, where he studied philosophy and theology in London and Brazil. Since 2001 he has lived in the Czech Republic, with his wife, Ivana. His doctorate is from the VU Amsterdam and his habilitation from Charles University, Prague. He teaches missiology and liberation theology and has been associated with IBTSC since 2005.