Asante-Opoku-Reindorf Lectures

This year's lecture, the 15th in the series, will be delivered by Prof. Eric N. B. Anum (Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Cape Coast) on the topic "Reception History of the Bible among the Indigenous People of Africa". 

It will be premiered on this page and on our YouTube and Facebook pages on Wednesday 4th November 2020 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.