Stanley Talbert earned his PhD in Systematic Theology and African American Studies from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Stanley is an assistant professor of religion at Pepperdine University. He received his master of philosophy ('19) and master of divinity from Union ('16), his BA from Pepperdine University ('12), and his AS from Southwestern Christian College ('10).
Talbert is the author of "Unveiling Radical Love: A Theological Reflection on Radical Love in the Age of Ferguson," in Reconciliation Reconsidered (Abilene Christian University Press, 2016). He has published articles on theology, race, and culture in the Journal for Religion, Film, and Media, The Huffington Post, Ebony, The Union Collective and the African American Lectionary.
Stanley is also the recipient of the Carl R. Holladay Award with the Christian Scholars Foundation, the Louisville-Institute Doctoral Fellowship, the Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellowship, the Seaver Faculty Fellowship, the Wittenberg Fellowship (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany), Union Theological Seminary's Hudnut Preaching Award, the Charles Augustus Briggs Award, and the Academic Excellence Award. His accomplishments in ministry and theological education have been featured in "Faith3: Active in the Head, Heart, and Hand," and Pepperdine Magazine. He began preaching at the age of nine. Stanley served as an assistant minister at Kings Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY for five years (2011-2016).
Stanley Talbert is the graduate assistant of the Society of Study of Black Religion which is a society of the top black scholars of religion and theology in America. He served as the chair for Early Career Scholars section of the Christian Scholars' Conference, co-founder of Dikaiosune (organization focusing on social justice and faith), and a board member of the Justice League of Texas-based in Dallas. Talbert was a participant of the 2015 Millennial Leaders Project, where fifty young activists, leaders, and clergy across the United States were selected to engage social issues from the intersection of spirituality and social justice. He has given lectures and presentations across the nation as well as in France, Germany, Senegal, and South Africa.
- Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
- PhD, Systematic Theology, African-American Studies
- Master of Philosophy, 2019
- Master of Divinity, Systematic Theology, 2016
- "Union's Focus on Africa," in Union Collective Magazine, Fall 2019.
- "Christian Theology is Liberation Theology," in Discipleship in Community: A Theological Vision for Churches of Christ (ACU Press, 2019).
- "Bulletproof Love: Luke Cage (2016) and Religion" in the Journal for Religion, Film and Media, Vol 3, No 1 (2017).
- "Unveiling Radical Love: A Theological Reflection of Radical Love in the Age of Ferguson" in Reconciliation Reconsidered (ACU Press, 2016).
- "Kendrick Lamar's Theology of Alright," The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanley-t-talbert/kendrick-lamars-theology-_b_7956752.html, 2015.
- "Will Aaron McGruder Introduce Audiences to the 'Real' Jesus?" Ebony Magazine, http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/black-jesus-adult-swim-043#axzz3qYQJu9KL, 2014.
- "Singles Sunday: 2 Corinthians 6:11-18," The African American Lectionary http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=422
- Seaver Faculty Fellowship, Pepperdine University 2019
- Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellowship, FTE 2019
- Carl R. Holladay Fellowship, Christian Scholars Foundation 2018
- Louisville Institute Doctoral Fellowship, Louisville Institute 2018
- Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Honorable Mention) 2017
- Wittenberg Fellowship, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany 2017
- The Charles A. Briggs Award, Union Theological Seminary 2016
- The Travelling Fellowship, Union Theological Seminary 2016
- Union's Millennial Leaders Project Summer Fellowship 2015
- The Hudnut Preaching Award, Union Theological Seminary 2015
- The Robert Lee Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Harding University 2015
- "Toward A Theoethic of Play: Eboni Marshall Turman and Serena Williams at the Net." AAR Annual Meeting, November, 2018.
- "An Analysis of the Resurrection in Karl Barth's Romans 1." Barth Graduate Colloquium, Center for Barth Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, August, 2018.
- Panelist: "Redemption in Black: An Intertextual and Theological Analysis of The Shawshank Redemption and Black Mirror." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholar's Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2018.
- Convener: "Particularity and Truth." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholar's Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2018.
- Panelist: Theological Response to "'The Stolen Beam': A Critical Analysis of Reparations." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholar's Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2018.
- Panelist: "Doing Religious Scholarship in an Unjust World." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholar's Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2018.
- Panelist: "Hearing Sonny's Blues: Responding to Imaginative Opportunities within the Purview of Church Tradition." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2017.
- Panelist: "Bulletproof Love: Luke Cage." AAR Annual Meeting, November, 2016.
- Convener: "Gospel Bearers: Testifying in a Neo-Lynching Age." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2016.
- Panelist: "Athens and Jerusalem: A Dialogue on the Intersections of the Academy and the Ecclesia." Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholar's Conference, Lipscomb University, June, 2016.
- "Democracy and Theological Scholarship: Dewey, Du Bois, and Davis." at the 2015 AAR/SBL MAR Annual Meeting, March 11, 2016.
- Systematic Theology
- Liberation Theology
- Black and Womanist Theologies
- Sport, Play, and Race
- African American Studies
- REL 101: The Old Testament in Context
- REL 301: Christianity and Culture