The Revd Dr Graham Adams

PGT Programme Lead & Tutor in Mission Studies, World Christianity and Religious Diversity

Graham is a Northern College tutor, programme leader for the MA and ordained Congregational minister, who teaches Mission Studies in the context of global Christianity and religious diversity and dialogue. His research interests include the kingdom of God as ‘holy anarchy’, mission in the context of Empire, and human and divine childlikeness.


Adams, G. (2024 forthcoming), God the Child: small, weak and curious subversions, London: SCM

Adams, G. (2024 forthcoming), ‘Mission in the colonial matrix of adult power: Childlikeness as way, truth and life’, in Benjamin Aldous, Peniel Rajkumar, Harvey Kwiyani and Victoria Turner (eds), ‘Lived’ Mission in 21st Century Britain: Ecumenical and Postcolonial Perspectives, London: SCM

Adams, G. (2023), ‘Holy Anarchy as an alternative ecology of living possibilities’, in Kevin Snyman and Lawrence Heath-Moore (eds), Revolting Christians: Theologies in Action, Manchester: Walking the Way publications

Adams, G. (2022) Holy Anarchy: Dismantling domination, Embodying community, Loving strangeness, London: SCM

Adams, G. (2022) ‘Glimpses of God’s Dis/Abled Domain: Rising Up against Empire in small steps / huge leaps’, in Jione Havea (ed.) Dissension and Tenacity: Doing Theology with Nerves, Lexington Books / Fortress Academic

Adams, G. (2019). Ephphatha! DARE to be opened!: Scripture, its civil war, shakenness. In J. Havea (Ed.), Scripture and resistance (pp. 17-30). London: Lexington Books/ Fortress Academic

Adams, G. (2019). Theology of religions: Through the lens of ‘truth-as-openness.’ New York: Brill.

Adams, G. (2017). Justice is the heart of faith: Truth in a world of propaganda. In V. Vellem., P. Sheerattan-Bisnauth and P. Vinod Peacock, Bible and theology from underside of Empire (pp. 33-46). South Africa: African Sun Media. [E-book]

Adams, G. (2017). Doubting Empire: Growing as faithful children. In V. Vellem., P. Sheerattan-Bisnauth and P. Vinod Peacock, Bible and theology from underside of Empire (pp. 83-92). South Africa: African Sun Media. [E-book]

Adams, G. (2016). Shaking the typology: being honest and hospitable. In E. J. Harris, P. Hedges & S. Hettiarachchi (Eds.), Twenty-first century theologies of religion: Retrospection and future prospects (pp. 11-28). Leiden: Brill-Rodophi.

Adams, G. (2015). How to assess religions – the importance of being scandalous [Lecture].

Adams, G. (2010). Christ and the other: In dialogue with Hick and Newbigin. Surrey: Ashgate.