Dr Selina StoneTutor and Lecturer in Political Theology
"It is a joy and privilege to create a space for students to analyse, critique and think theologically about some of the most pressing issues that we are facing as a human family, and how we might embody Good News in the midst of them."
Dr Selina Stone is Tutor and Lecturer in Theology at St Mellitus College in London and completed her PhD thesis ‘Holy Spirit, Holy Bodies?: Pentecostalism, Pneumatology and the Politics of Embodiment’ at the University of Birmingham in 2021. Dr Stone’s research and teaching focus on the themes of politics, power and social justice, which she began exploring as a practitioner while working as a community organiser and programme director at the Centre for Theology and Community from 2013-2017. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant, and from 2021-22 is leading a research project on the wellbeing of UKME clergy in the Church of England, funded by the Clergy Support Trust.
Ph.D (2021) University of Birmingham, “Holy Spirit, Holy Bodies? Pentecostalism, Pneumatology and the Politics of Embodiment.”
M.A. Theology, Politics and Faith-based Organisations (2014) Kings College London
Grad.Dip. Theology and Biblical Studies (2012) Mattersey Hall College
B.A. French and Spanish Studies (2010) University of Birmingham
Christian Doctrine in Social and Political Context
Theology of Power
Areas of Interest
Womanist Theological Ethics
Global Christian Spiritualities
Social Justice and Liberation
Post/colonialism and Christianity
Lead Researcher for the Clergy Support Trust funded project 'UKME Clergy Wellbeing in the Church of England' in collaboration with Rev Dr Carlton Turner at The Queen's Foundation in Birmingham and Tamanda Walker at the University of Leeds.
Stone, Selina. “Spirit for the Oppressed?: Pentecostalism, Pneumatology and Black Trauma.” In Intersectional Trauma Theology, edited by Katie Cross and Karen O’Donnell (London: SCM Press, 2022).
Stone, Selina. “Evangelicalism and Race: A Transatlantic Reckoning.” Evangelical Quarterly. (Invited Review Article, 2022).Stone, Selina. “Sisters in the ‘Hostile Environment’: A Womanist Theological Analysis of Brexit.” Black Theology International Journal. (2022).
Fletcher, Shermara, Angus Ritchie and Selina Stone. “Building Together: Catholic and Pentecostal Perspectives on Theology and Housing.” In Coming Home: A Theology of Housing, edited by Malcolm Brown and Graham Tomlin. London: Church House Publishing, 2020.
Stone, Selina. “Book Review: Daniela Augustine, The Spirit and the Common Good.” Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, 2020.
Stone, Selina. “Pentecostal Power: Discipleship as Political Engagement.” Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, Vol.38, 1, (2018): 24-38.
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