My main research interests lie at the intersection of Black liberation theology and Practical theology. My scholarly work has focused on developing a Participative model of Black theology that seeks to impact on the consciousness of ordinary Black people, particularly, those living in inner city, poor communities in Britain.
My work research in Black theology has been recognised by international bodies, particularly within the Republic of South Africa, where I am a Professor Extraordinarious with the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Theological ethics. As a Research Fellow with UNISA my more recent publications were put in for scholarly assessment in the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), which is the equivalent of the UK REF. My research output has been assessed as ‘A Rating’, which means that I am identified as a ‘Leading International Researcher’. I am the first Black scholar in theology and religious studies to be given this rating in the history of the NRF in South Africa.
I have been the editor of Black Theology: An International Journal (published three times a year by Taylor and Francis) since March 2002. www.tandfonline.com/yblt
I was born and brought up in Bradford, West Yorkshire in a family of Caribbean migrants, who were part of the Windrush Generation. My undergraduate and postgraduate studies were undertaken at the University of Birmingham, first in Church History (BA Hons, 1987) and later with a PhD in Education (with Theology), in 2000.
My role in College
Within the College I direct the Centre for Religion and Culture that is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate centre that is comprised of a number of Research Fellows and Associates. My role is to co-ordinate the activities of the Centre, organising conferences and seminars, plus supporting colleagues in the development of their scholarship.
I also supervise research students at Masters and Doctoral levels within the University of Oxford.
I enjoy listening to Jazz, watching classic 1940s Hollywood film noir and sipping fine malt whisky.
““The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”” Dr Martin Luther King Jr
- Theologising Brexit: A Liberationist and Postcolonial Critique (London: Routledge, June 2019)
- SCM Core Text in Black Theology (London: SCM Press August 2012)
- Ed. Anthony G. Reddie (with Wale Hudson Roberts and Gale Richards) Journeying to Justice: Contributions to the Baptist Tradition Across the Black Atlantic (Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2017)
- Eds. R. Drew Smith, William Ackah, Anthony G. Reddie & Rothney Tshaka (eds.) Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the US and South Africa (Jackson, Mississippi: University of Mississippi Press, 2015)
- Eds. R. Drew Smith, William Ackah & Anthony G. Reddie (eds.) Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism: Europe, Africa, and North America (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Articles and Research Papers
- ‘The Racial Justice for the Windrush Generation in Great Britain’. The Ecumenical Review Vol.72, No.1, January 2020. pp.73-86 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/erev.12488
- ‘Do Black Lives Matter in the UK? A Challenge for the Church and Christian Theology’. Studies in Christian Ethics, Vol.32, No.3, April, 2019, pp.387-401 https://doi.org/10.1177/0953946819843468 ISSN: 0953-9468
- ‘Transformative Pedagogy, Black Theology and Participative forms of Praxis’. Religious Education (Special Guest Edited Issue): Reenvisioning Religious Education Vol.118, No.3, October 2018 ISSN 2077-1444
- ‘Doing It Our Way: Caribbean Theology, Contextualisation and Cricket’ Black Theology: An International Journal, Vol.16, No.2, 2018, ISSN: 1476-9948, pp.133-147
- ‘African Derived Religions, Complex Subjectivity and Black Agency: Living the Intersections from Within’. Black Theology: An International Journal, Vol.16, No.1, 2018, ISSN: 1476-9948, pp.73-84.
- ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Subjectivity, Blackness and difference in Practical Theology in Post Brexit Britain’. Practical Theology, Vol.11, No.1 2018 ISSN: 1756-073X pp.4-16
- ‘Teaching and Researching Practical Theology: A Liberative Participative Approach to Pedagogy and Qualitative Research’ in Mary Clark Moschella and Susan Willhauck (eds.) Qualitative Research in Theological Education: Pedagogy in Practice (London: SCM press, 2018), ISBN: 978-0-334-05677-5 pp.118-132
- ‘Introduction’. Anthony G. Reddie (ed.) Journeying to Justice: Contributions to the Baptist Tradition Across the Black Atlantic (Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2017), ISBN: 978-1-84227-983-0 pp.1-10
- ‘The Quest for a Radical Black Jesus: An Antidote to Imperial Mission Christianity.’ Jawanza Eric Clark (ed.) Albert Cleage Jr and the Black Madonna and Child, edited book. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), ISBN: 978-1-137-54688-3 pp.285-300