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Dr Roger Haydon Mitchell

Honorary Researcher

Roger Haydon Mitchell

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 701660

PhD supervision

We are currently developing applied research projects with Lancaster University Social Action Research Group. I am willing to act as supplementary supervisor in this capacity.



BA Hons Lancaster: English with Religious Studies

MA Lancaster: International Literature and Society 1910-45

PhD Lancaster: Religious Studies


Joint co-ordinator (with Prof Imogen Tyler, Dr Jadwiga Leigh and Sue Mitchell MSc) of the Lancaster University Social Action Research Group.

Additional Information

Academic Societies

Member of the Society for the Study of Theology

Member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies

Member of the Anabaptist Theology Forum

Member of Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice

Current Publications:

Church Gospel and Empire: How the Politics of Sovereignty Impregnated the West. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2011.

The Fall of the Church Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

Discovering Kenarchy: Contemporary Resources for the Politics of Love. Eugene, Oregon, Wipf and Stock, 2014.

"Authority Without Sovereignty" in Carroll, Kerkwijk, Kirwan& Sweeney, eds. Towards a Kenotic Vision for the Catholic Church. The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2015.

Cultivating New Post-Secular Political Space. London & New York: Routledge, 2019.


Previous Publications [within the Pentecostal-Charismatic Christian subculture]:

The Kingdom Factor. Basingstoke, Hants: Marshall Pickering, 1986.

Radical Church Planting. With Roger Ellis. Cambridge: Crossway Books, 1992.

The Sins of the Fathers. With Brian Mills. Tonbridge, Kent: Sovereign World, 1999.

Target Europe. With Sue Mitchell. Tonbridge, Kent: Sovereign World, 2001.

Research overview

Research Interests

Political theology, theopolitics of the left and applied kenotics.

The politics of love.

The development and testing of kenarchy, an inclusive, incarnational, love-based politics for peace.

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission.

Morecambe Bay Love and Kindness Movement.


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