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Victor Ezigbo

Job Title

  • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
    Biblical & Theological Studies College of Arts and Sciences

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Systematic theology,Contextual theology, and World Christianity, with special interest in non-Western Christian theologies, particularly Christologies.

Started at Bethel

2008

Education

  • ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Nigeria - B.A., 2001
  • Wheaton College - M.A., 2003
  • University of Edinburgh - M.Th., 2005
  • University of Edinburgh - Ph.D., 2008

Publications

Most Recent Publications

Ezigbo, Victor I. "African Christian or Christian African? Identity relations in African Christianity." In Sources of the Christian Self: A Cultural History of Christian Identity, edited by James M. Houston and Jens Zimmermann. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.

Ezigbo, Victor I. "God in Human Contexts: Doing Theology Contextually." In Five Views on Theological Method, edited by Stanley Porter and Steve M. Studebaker. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Press, 2018.

Forthcoming Publications

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Violent Christians, Nigerian Public Square, and the utility of Jesus' forgiveness sayings for tackling Religious Violence." International Journal of Public Theology (forthcoming).

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Speaking about the Unspeakable: Conversing with Barth and Ejizu on Mediated Divine Action." In Karl Barth and Comparative Theology, edited by Martha Moore-Kish and Christians Collins Winn. Fordham University Press (forthcoming).

Ezigbo, Victor I., Carrie Peffley and Christian Collins Winn. A Global History of Christian Thought. 2 Vols. Grand Rapids: Baker (forthcoming).

 

Books

Ezigbo, Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities. Vol. 2. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2015.

Ezigbo, Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities. Vol. 1. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013.

Ezigbo, Victor I. Re-imagining African Christologies: Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in Contemporary African Christianity. Eugene, OR: PICKWICK, 2010.

Essays and Chapters

Ezigbo, Victor. "Imagining Mutual Christian Theological Identity: From Apologia to Dialogic Theologizing." Journal of Ecumenical Studies 50, no. 3 (2015): 452-472.

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Rhetoric of God's Empowerment in Nigerian Christianity: Its Import for Christian Identity and Social Responsibility." Journal of Third World Studies. (2015) 

Ezigbo, Victor I and Reggie L. Williams, "Converting a Colonialist Christ: Toward an African Postcolonial Christology." In Great Awakenings: Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations, edited by Kathryn Smith, Chitra Lalitha, and Daniel Hawk. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Press, (2014)

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Jesus as God's Communicative and Hermeneutical Acts: Conversing with African Christologies." In Jesus with Borders: Christology in Global Context, edited by, Gene Green, Steve Pardue, and K. K. Yeo. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (2014)

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Religion and Divine Presence: Appropriating Christianity from within African Indigenous Religions' Perspective." In African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa, edited by Afe Adogame, Ezra Chitando and Bolaji Bateye, 187-203. Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Anonymous Pietists: Pietistic Consciousness in the Indigenous Gold Coast (Ghana) in the Pre-Basel Mission Era." In The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, edited by Christian T. Collins Winn, Christopher Gerz, and G. W. Carlson, 307316. Eugene: OR: PICKWICK, 2011.

Ezigbo, Victor I. "African Indigenous Spirituality." In Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, edited by Glen Scorgie, et al, 252-254. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.

Ezigbo, Victor I. "Harris, William Wade (prophet)." In Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, edited by Glen Scorgie, et al, 252-254. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.

 

Areas of expertise

Systematic theology and contextual theology, with special interest in non-Western Christian theologies, particularly Christologies