Professor Anthony Reddie is the leading scholar in the practice of Black theology in grassroots communities of faithful practice.
He is a specialist in using educational methodology and grassroots work on conscientization and formation in order to create a more praxis driven and practical approach to Black theology that impacts on communities of faith (particularly churches) in order to empower ordinary people. This work has resulted in several scholarly publications and numerous essays and articles, in addition to more popular material that is often eschewed by conventional theological scholars. Anthony is one of the foremost (if not the principal) Black theologian who might describe themselves as a ‘Practiced Reflector’ or even as activist theologian or ‘organic scholar’.
He is also one of the leading theorists and practitioners in the development of racism awareness (or diversity) training in Britain. This work is approached from a perspective that is informed by Black liberation theology and Post Colonial Studies.
Anthony is the founding editor of Black Theology: An International journal, which is the only intentional, global publication in Black theology in the world (September 2001 – ).
Anthony was the convener and chair of The (National) Black Theology Forum which meets on a monthly basis at the Queens Foundation, Birmingham. The forum is the leading arena for the articulation of Black theology in Britain.
Anthony is Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systemic Theology at the University of South Africa. Professor Reddie is the first Black person to ever receive an A rating in theology and religious studies in the history of the National Research Foundation in South Africa.