Asante-Opoku-Reindorf Lectures

This year's lecture, the 16th in the series, will be delivered by Prof. Esther Acolatse, a Professor at the  Knox College, University of Toronto, Canada. The lecture will be on the topic “African Aesthetics and Identity: A Path to Nation Building"

It will be premiered on this page and on our YouTube and Facebook pages on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at 5:30pm 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".
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