Dr Grace Milton BA, MA, PhD, FHEA

Dr Grace Milton

Department of Theology and Religion
Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre

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I am a practical theologian currently working as a lecturer at Birmingham Christian College (Selly Oak). Previously, I enjoyed time as a Postgraduate student, Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.


  • PhD Theology (University of Birmingham)

MA Religion and Culture (University of Birmingham)

BA Hons Theology (University of Exeter)


I have been deeply embedded in the study of theology for all of my adult life. I had the pleasure of beginning this journey as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter and then as a postgraduate at the University of Birmingham. My overall interest lies in the ways that our beliefs and doctrines impact on our practices (and vice versa), which covers a wide range of topics! I have published, taught and presented on religious conversion, Pentecostal-Charismatic theology, culture and life-stage rituals, and most recently on eco-theology. I lived and worked in Birmingham for 15 years but since moving to Herefordshire, I have gained an increased interest in Rural Theology and environmental engagement.


I am a practical theologian and I enjoy using social scientific methods to explore the relationship between faith and practice. My research interests include:

  • Eco-theology
  • Religion and Culture
  • Rural Theology
  • Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
  • Religious Conversion

Other activities

  1. Lecturer at Birmingham Christian College
  2. Project Lead for two research projects; (1) ECLAS funded Science for Seminaries project into science-engaged-ecotheology, and (2) Saltley Trust funded project developing creation care study resources for Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians.
  3. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  4. External Examiner for Belfast Bible College

Previously, I was Principal Investigator for The Hyphen Project in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion until 2021. This project explored the cultural conflicts faced by minority ethic Christian converts in the UK, during times of life change, in order to better equip pastoral carers and support community reconciliation. 


  • Milton, G. “The Spirit and the Environment: Next Generation African Pentecostals and Environmental Stewardship” in Caleb Nyanni (ed) Pentecostals in Transition: Next Generation African Pentecostals in the West (Wipf & Stock, Upcoming 2024)
  • Milton, G. “The Importance of Eco-Salvation in Pentecostal Theological Education” The Journal of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (2023) 43(2): 133-150
  • Milton, G. (2022) Celebrating Diversity in Christian Ritual: Honouring the Heritage of Minority Believers (Cambridge: Grove Books Limited)
  • 2021 The Hyphen Project: Findings and Recommendations 
  • Milton, G. (2020) “Soteriology: Participating in salvation’s story where earth and heaven meet” in Wolfgang Vondey (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Pentecostal Theology (London: Routledge)
  • Milton, G. “‘All these little pushes and nudges’: uncovering ordinary theology about the work of God in the pre-Christian life” Practical Theology (2019) 12(2): 120-132
Milton, G. (2015) Shalom, the Spirit and Pentecostal Conversion: a practical theological study (Leiden: Brill)

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