Asante-Opoku-Reindorf Lectures

This year's lecture, the 18th in the series, will be delivered by Rev. Prof. Pashington Obeng (CEO, Pan African Heritage World Museum Accra. Chairman, Governing Council, AUCC). The lecture will be on the topic "African Agency Home and Abroad: Beyond the Human Factor?"

It will be live on our YouTube page on Wednesday 1st November 2023 at 5:30pm  (17:30 GMT).

Previous Lectures

1st, 2006: Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Founding Director, International Centre for African Music and Dance, UGL, Former Chancellor, ACI. Oral Traditions in a New Mode: The Shaping of Indigenous Scholarship and Literary Style.

2nd, 2007: Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia. Referential Modes of Meaning as Strategies of Communication in Oral Tradition.

3rd, 2008: Prof. Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Director, Institute for Women in Religion and Culture, TTS, Legon. Claiming our Heritage: African and World Christianity.

4th, 2009: Prof. Kofi Asare Opoku, Vice President, African University College of Communication, Accra. Cooking on two stones of the hearth: African spirituality and the socio-cultural transformation of Africa.

5th, 2010: Rev. Canon Prof. Emeritus J. S. Pobee, Anglican Diocese of Accra. Identity, religion and Nation.

6th, 2011: Rev. Prof. David Kpobi, Trinity Theological Seminary. Unless the Lord Watches over the City, urbanization and Christian witness in Ghana.

7th, 2012: Prof. Deji Ayigboyin, President, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary.  Striving towards excellence in Theological Education in Africa: challenges and prognosis.

8th, 2013: Prof. (Mrs.) Akosua Adoma Perbi, University of Ghana, Legon. The Christian response to indigenous slavery in Ghana: a historical perspective gleaned from the records of Asante, Opoku and Reindorf.

9th, 2014: Very Rev. Prof. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theological Seminary. ‘Not so Among You': Christian Heritage and Ecclesial Leadership in Contemporary Africa.

10th, 2015: Rev. Prof. Philip Laryea, Dean of Accredited Studies, ACI. ‘Asem Yi Di Ka’: A Critical View of Aspects of Ghana’s History through the Lens of Ephraim Amu’s Sermons.

11th, 2016: Very Rev. Prof. John David K. Ekem, Methodist University, Ghana. Indigenized Biblical-Theological concepts as paradigms for nation building: some Gold Coast/Ghanaian case studies.

12th, 2017: Dr. Maureen O. Iheanacho, Executive Director, AmaraZaane Consulting Services Limited. Culture, Conflict and Christian Activism: Evocations from 19 th -Century Gold Coast (Ghana).

13th, 2018: Prof. H.N.A. Wellington, FGA, Professor of Architecture and Heritage Scholar. Adikanfo Mo – And What Are Heroes For?.

14th, 2019: Rev. Dr. Abraham N.O. Kwakye, University of Ghana, Legon/Akrofi-Christaller Institute, ACI. “He Came to His own”: Indigenous Reception and

African Initiatives in Mission History.

15th, 2020: Prof. Eric N. B. Anum (Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Cape Coast). "Reception History of the Bible among the Indigenous People of Africa".

16th, 2021: Prof. Esther Acolatse (Knox College, University of Toronto, Canada). "African Aesthetics and Identity: A Path to Nation Building".

17th, 2022: Rev. Dr. James K. Walton (Dean of Students/Chaplain, ACI) . “Miracles and Works of Power: Substance and Bane of African Christianity". 

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