Professor Anthony G. Reddie
Anthony is the Professor of Black Theology, University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Regent's Park College.
Anthony's main research interests lie at the intersection of Black liberation theology and Practical theology. His 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.
His work research in Black theology has been recognised by international bodies, particularly within the Republic of South Africa, where he is a Professor Extraordinarious with the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Theological ethics. As a Research Fellow with UNISA his 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. His research output has been assessed as ‘A Rating’, which means that he is identified as a ‘Leading International Researcher’. He is the first Black scholar in theology and religious studies to be given this rating in the history of the NRF in South Africa.
Anthony has 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
He was born and brought up in Bradford, West Yorkshire in a family of Caribbean migrants, who were part of the Windrush Generation. His 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.