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Victor Ezigbo

Job Titles

  • Department Chair, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
    Biblical & Theological Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

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

Areas of expertise

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

Publications

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.

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, (forthcoming)