Sarum College’s academic faculty join the international acclaim for the recognition of Professor Anthony Reddie’s profound impact in the field of Black Theology.
Reddie, the Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture at Regent’s Park College (OCRC) and a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College has been awarded the title ‘Professor of Black Theology’ in the University’s latest Recognition of Distinction exercise.
“On behalf of the Sarum College community of learning, we extend our warmest congratulations to Anthony on this well-deserved recognition of his contribution to practical theology and black theology,” said James Woodward, Sarum College Principal.
“Anthony is a steadfast supporter and encourager of our work. His contribution to our teaching has been transformative especially in the area of ministry formation. His good humour, resolute eye for truth, commitment to justice and disciplined research continue to both inspire and call out where our limitations and biases inhibit a bigger, deeper picture of truth. We must continue build learning where equality, diversity and inclusion shape human flourishing for learning.”
Sarum College’s most recent collaboration with OCRC is the forthcoming Hurricanes Road poetry series of three online evenings to celebrate Black Poetry in Western Spirituality, on October 23rd, 30th and November 6th 2023.
The award marks the first time the University has had a ‘Professor of Black Theology’ in its 900-year history. In an article on the Oxford University website, Professor Reddie, who has been teaching at Oxford since 2020, says he is honoured by the new title and conscious of the importance for Black Theology.
‘Tectonic plates have shifted in a lot of ways,’ he stated. ‘Black Lives Matter put the issue of race on the agenda in the UK. There is great interest now in Black Theology in Britain. It’s made Black Theology more mainstream.’
Anthony Reddie’s October 2021 blog: James Cone is my hero for Black History Month