Harry H. Singleton, III, Ph. D.
Professor of Religion and Theology

bc_faculty_singleton_harry_h_iiiDr. Harry H. Singleton, III, an ordained Baptist minister and theologian, was born in Marion, South Carolina, and raised in Conway, South Carolina. He is the son of longtime pastor and civil rights activist the Reverend. H. H. Singleton, II.

Dr. Singleton is currently a Professor of Religion and Theology at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. He holds the Master of Divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Systematic Theology and Philosophy from The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where he was a Newhall Fellow.

Dr. Singleton’s academic affiliations include The American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR), and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), where he serves as Vice President of the Benedict College Chapter and past President of the South Carolina State Conference. His professional affiliations include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he is a Lifetime Member, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Dr. Singleton is a well-respected speaker and scholar. He is frequently sought after for both speaking and preaching engagements and for public forums that deal with issues concerning the African American community and the role of religion in the twenty-first century. Dr. Singleton has made numerous television appearances to share his expertise on topics ranging from state and national politics to the social and religious legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has been the recipient of many humanitarian and community service awards and is widely known for his courageous activism over the past fifteen years.

A black liberation theologian, Dr. Singleton is author of several articles and the books, Black Theology and Ideology: Deideological Dimensions in the Theology of James Cone, White Religion and Black Humanity, and the soon to be released, Divine Revelation and Human Liberation.

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