Lincoln Harvey
Revd Dr Lincoln Harvey
Assistant Dean
Lecturer in Systematic Theology


Revd Dr Lincoln Harvey is Assistant Dean at St Mellitus College, as well as being Lecturer in Systematic Theology. Before joining the team in April 2010, Lincoln was Tutor for Christian Doctrine at The South East Institute for Theological Education, and had also taught on the MA and AKC programmes at King's College London for a number of years. Alongside his work in theological education, Lincoln has served as  a novice in the Society of St Francis, Assistant Curate at St John-at-Hackney, and Associate Priest at St Andrew's Fulham Fields. He is currently a Licensed Preacher Under Seal in the Diocese of London, and is based at St Cuthbert’s, Earl’s Court.



Selection of Chapters in Books

  • ‘Sport’ in Jason Goroncy (ed), The T&T Handbook to Creation (London: T&T Clark), forthcoming.

  • ‘Devotional Dogma and Dogmatic Worship’ in Graham Tomlin (ed), Exploring Generous Orthodoxy (London: SPCK), forthcoming.

  • ‘Someone Must Lose: A Theology of Winning in Sport,’ in Roberto Sirvent and Duncan Reyburn (eds), Theologies of Failure (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019).
  • ‘Introduction’ in Lincoln Harvey (ed), Essays on the Trinity (Eugene, OR Cascade Books: 2018), 1-13.
  • ‘Christmas and Epiphany,’ in Reflections for Daily Prayer (London: Church House Publishing, 2014), 32-43.
  • ‘Stories of being a Curate,’ in Jonathon Ross-McNairn and Sonia Barron (eds), On Being a Curate(London: SPCK, 2014), 27-30.
  • ‘The Theological Promise of Michael Polanyi’s Project,’ in Murray Rae (ed.), Critical Conversations: Michael Polanyi and Christian Theology (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2012), 45-59.
  • ‘The Holy Spirit and the Really Human Jesus,’ in Jane Williams (ed.), The Holy Spirit in the World Today(London: Alpha International Press, 2011), 86-96.
  • ‘The Double Homoousion: Forming the Content of Gunton’s Theology,’ in Lincoln Harvey (ed.), The Theology of Colin Gunton (London: T&T Clark, 2010), 86-99.
  • ‘Introduction’ in Lincoln Harvey (ed.), The Theology of Colin Gunton (London: T&T Clark, 2010), 1-7.

Selection of Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and Popular Articles

  • 'Remembering we are playthings: Sport in theological perspective', Church in the World (2018), 416-30.
  • 'God in Action: Re-imagining baptism', Franciscan 28.3 (2016), 1-2.
  • 'Jesus Christ and the Rules of the Game', The Other Journal 26 (2016), 95-99.
  • ‘It's war on Centre Court, but tennis teaches us how to love’, The Times Newspaper, 4th July, 2015, 78.
  • ‘Mary: Most Highly Favoured Lady’, Church Times, 20th March 2015, 13.
  • ‘Theology of Sport: On the Rebound’, First Things, 17th November 2014.
  • ‘The Theology of the World Cup: Football, Evangelism and Spoilsports’, The Tablet, June 2014.
  • ‘Like us, an unnecessary but meaningful creation’, Church Times, 28th February 2014, 14.
  • ‘Celebrating Contingency: A Brief Theology of Sport’ in International Journal of Religion and Sport, Volume 2 (2013), 33-46.
  • ‘Towards a Theology of Sport: A Proposal’ in Anvil 28.1 (2012), 35-49.

Selection of Book Reviews

  • Joshua McNall. 'A Free Corrector: Colin Gunton and the Legacy of Augustine' (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015) in Augustinian Studies 47.1 (2016), 102-104.
  • Nick J. Watson and Andrew Parker, ‘Sport and the Christian Religion: A Systematic Review of Literature’ (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) in Anvil (30.2), 2014, 72-73
  • Benjamin Myers, ‘Salvation in my Pocket’ (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013) in Regent’s Reviews, Edition 5.2, April 2014, 49.
  • Mikael Stenmark, ‘How to Relate Science and Religion: A Multidimensional Model’ (Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004) in International Journal of Systematic Theology 8.2 (2006), 232-234.
  • Alan Padgett, ‘Science and the Study of God’ (Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2003) in International Journal of Systematic Theology 6.4 (2004), 443-447.

Selection of Multimedia

  • ‘Science as our Priestly Vocation’, Biologos, 2011.
  • ‘Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding’, BBC Radio 2, June 2014: live interview and ‘moment of reflection.’
  • Guest: ‘World Cup Theology: A Conversation on Theology and Sport’, Westminster Theological Centre, June 2014.
  • ‘A Brief Theology of Sport: An Interview with Lincoln Harvey’, Freedom in Orthodoxy, May 2015.