Dr Grace Milton

Dr Grace Milton

Department of Theology and Religion
Research Fellow

I joined the Cadbury Centre as a Research Fellow in September 2017.  Having completed my PhD in 2014 on the topic of contemporary Pentecostal/Charismatic conversion theology, my thesis is published as Shalom, the Spirit and Pentecostal Conversion.  As well as Pentecostal theology and religious conversion, my interests broadly lie in the relationship between faith and practice, particularly the ways that this is expressed in areas of religion, culture and society.  From April 2018 I will be working on The Hyphen Project: Cultural Conflict to Religious Transition.  This two-year, Paton-funded project investigates cultural conflicts faced by minority ethnic Christian converts in the UK, during times of life change (e.g. births, deaths, marriages), in order to better equip pastoral carers and support community reconciliation.

Qualifications

  • BA (Honours) in Theology, University of Exeter (2007).
  • MA in Religion and Culture, University of Birmingham (2009).
  • PhD in Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham (2014).

Teaching

I have taught on the following modules:

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • Introduction to the History of Christianity 
  • Religion and the Arts
  • Living Theology

Postgraduate

  • Contemporary Theology of the Holy Spirit (MA Distance Learning)
  • Evangelical and Pentecostal Hermeneutics (MA Distance Learning) 
  • Evangelical and Pentecostal Approaches to Music and Worship (MA Distance Learning)
  • Research Methods (MA Distance Learning)

Publications

Expertise

  • Religious conversion (particularly Pentecostal)
  • Minority Ethnic Christian conversion