Black theology as a discipline emerged in 1960s America, growing out of the experiences of Black people of the African Diaspora as they sought to re-interpret the central ideas of Christianity in light of struggle and oppression. However, a form of Black theology has been present in Britain since the time of slavery. 'Black Theology in Britain' offers the first comprehensive survey of Black theology, tracing its development in Britain from the eighteenth century to today. The essays cover a wide range of topics: Black Liberation; drama as a medium for Black theology; the perspective of Black women; Black theology in the pulpit and pastoral care; and the work of Robert Beckford and Anthony Reddie. 'Black Theology in Britain' is a key resource for students of British history, cultural studies, Black theology, and religious studies.
Michael N. Jagessar holds a BA degree in theology, an MA in theology and Caribbean Literature (both from the University of the West Indies) and a Ph.D. in Theology, Ecumenism and Missiology (University of Utrecht). He is a lecturer at the Queens Foundation and is also responsible for Continuing Ministerial Education for ministers of the United Reformed Church in the West Midlands Synod. Dr Jagessar is the Reviews editor of Black Theology: An International Journal. Anthony G. Reddie holds a B.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Education, and Contextual and Practical Theology - both degrees conferred by the University of Birmingham. He is presently a Research Fellow at the Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham, and is a Consultant in Black Theological Studies for the British Methodist Church. Dr. Reddie has been the editor of Black Theology: An International Journal since Sept. 2001