Dr KATIE CROSS

Dr KATIE CROSS
Dr KATIE CROSS

Dr KATIE CROSS

MA (Hons), MTh, PhD

Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

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KCS14 King's College
Old Aberdeen Campus
King's College
AB24 3UB

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Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Biography

I joined the department in 2018 as Christ’s College Fellow in Practical Theology, and was translated to the post of Lecturer in 2021. My first research monograph, The Sunday Assembly and Theologies of Suffering, was published by Routledge in 2020. With Karen O'Donnell, I edited Feminist Trauma Theologies: Body, Scripture and Church in Critical Perspective (SCM Press, 2020). A second edited collection on trauma and intersectionality is under contract with SCM Press for publication in 2022.

My current research interests include secularism, unbelief, and the phenomenon of unchurched Christians. I am also interested in theologies of disaster, trauma and suffering, as well as the use of qualitative research methods in theology.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Co-convenor of Sophia, the Divinity/Religious Studies Women's Network
  • Deputy Ethics Officer, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History
  • Member, Gifford Lecture Committee
External Memberships

Latest Publications

  • Fragments from within the Pandemic: Theological Experiments in Silence, Speech, and Dislocated Time

    Cross, K., Radford, C. L., O'Donnell, K.
    Practical Theology, vol. 14, no. 1-2, pp. 144-158
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Sunday Assembly and Theologies of Suffering

    Cross, K.
    Routledge, London. 160 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Taking on practical theology: the idolization of context and the hope of community by Courtney T. Goto, Leiden, Brill, 2018, 289 pp., £50 (PBK), ISBN: 978-90-04-37607-6: Book review

    Cross, K.
    Practical Theology, vol. 13, no. 1-2, pp. 174-175
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • "I Have the Power in My Body to Make People Sin": The Trauma of Purity Culture and the Concept of "Body Theodicy"

    Cross, K.
    Feminist Trauma Theologies. O'Donnell, K., Cross, K. (eds.). 1 edition. SCM Press, pp. 21-39, 18 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Feminist Trauma Theologies: Body, Scripture and Church in Critical Perspective

    Cross, K., O'Donnell, K.
    Books and Reports: Anthologies

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Research

Research Overview

My research interests include:
  • Trauma theology
  • Theology and disaster/religious responses to tragic events
  • Theodicy and the problem of evil
  • Secularity, atheism and unbelief
  • Church leavers and "unchurched" Christians
  • Qualitative research/qualitative methodologies 

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Divinity.


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Divinity

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Theology
  • Religion in Society
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Knowledge Exchange

Recent public engagement

Church Times, "Our polite evasion is a threat to survival" (August 2021) A short opinon piece on priviledge, materialism, and climate anxiety in churches.

smallVoice Podcast, “A Thousand Words" (June 2021) A discussion about my work in trauma, centred on theologies of Holy Saturday.

Politics in the Pulpit, “Episode 14 with Katie Cross” (June 2021) A discussion for the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) podcast, on the need for politics in theology. Topics of protest, hostile environment, and trauma theology are also covered.

The Shiloh Project, “Traumatised People Are Not Your Mission Field” (April 2021) A short blog for The Shiloh Project on the uneasy relationship between trauma and church mission.

The Antill Podcast, “Recovery Part Two- Lisbon Earthquake” (June 2020) A guest segment on the role of religion in the aftermath of the Lisbon Earthquake.

 

Teaching
Publications

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  • Fragments from within the Pandemic: Theological Experiments in Silence, Speech, and Dislocated Time

    Cross, K., Radford, C. L., O'Donnell, K.
    Practical Theology, vol. 14, no. 1-2, pp. 144-158
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Sunday Assembly and Theologies of Suffering

    Cross, K.
    Routledge, London. 160 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Taking on practical theology: the idolization of context and the hope of community by Courtney T. Goto, Leiden, Brill, 2018, 289 pp., £50 (PBK), ISBN: 978-90-04-37607-6: Book review

    Cross, K.
    Practical Theology, vol. 13, no. 1-2, pp. 174-175
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • "I Have the Power in My Body to Make People Sin": The Trauma of Purity Culture and the Concept of "Body Theodicy"

    Cross, K.
    Feminist Trauma Theologies. O'Donnell, K., Cross, K. (eds.). 1 edition. SCM Press, pp. 21-39, 18 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Feminist Trauma Theologies: Body, Scripture and Church in Critical Perspective

    Cross, K., O'Donnell, K.
    Books and Reports: Anthologies
  • Courtney T. Goto, Taking on Practical Theology: The Idolization of Context and the Hope of Community

    Cross, K.
    Theology, vol. 122, no. 6, pp. 460-461
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • This Is My Body: a story of sickness and health: by Jennie Hogan, Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2017, 187 + xi pp., £12.99 (PBK), ISBN: 9781848259485

    Cross, K.
    Practical Theology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 455-456
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • The Sunday Assembly in Scotland: Vestiges of Religious Memory and Practise in a Secular Congregation

    Cross, K.
    Practical Theology, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 249-262
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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