Articles of Professor Oborji

2018-2019

  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “The Dialogue with Christianity in Africa: Beyond Proselytism”, in: The Waliggo (A Philosophical and Theological Journal), 8(2018)2, 37-58.

 

  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Translation of “Our Lord’s Prayer” in African Languages: Issues of Inculturation”, in: Encounter (Journal of African Life and Religion), 13(2019), 67-90.

2017 - 2018

  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “The Universal Value of African Traditional Religion (ATR): The Need for a New Approach in African Studies” (Best-Seller Author Award Acceptance Speech), in The Waliggo (A Philosophical and Theological Journal), 7(2017) 2, 167-177.
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    Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Africa and the Antics of Modern Migration Walls”, in Ugochukwu S. Anyanwu – Nnamdi S. Iheoma (eds.), Evangelical Witness (A Festschrift in Honour of the Priestly Silver Jubilee of Rev. Fr. Uzochukwu Jude Njoku), APT Publications, Owerri, Nigeria 2017, 43-74.

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    Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Ecology and Environmental Protection in African Theology: A Missiological Appraisal”, in Urbaniana University Press (UUJ), 2(2017)LXX, 63-102.

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    Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Inkulturation im Wandel der africanischen Theologie”, in K. Krämer – K. Vellguth (eds.), Inkulturation: Gottes Gegenwart in den Kulturen (ThEW 12 – Theologie der Einen Welt), Herder, Freiburg 2017, 121-156.

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    Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Hell is Real: Beyond the Atheistic Fuss”, in The Waliggo (A Philosophical and Theological Journal), 8(2018)1, 134-149.


2016-2017

  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Theology”, K.R. Ross, J.K. Asamoah, et al. (eds.), Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa (Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 2017, 352-363. – www.adlibris.com/.../christianity-in-sub-saharan-africa-978147441...
     
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    Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Ministry of Religious Affairs Is Not the Answer: Reply to Owerri Muslim Leader’s Call”, in: The Waliggo (A Philosophical and Theological Journal (Catholic Major Seminaries, Uganda), 7(2017)1, 49-63. – www.foborji.org/files/-Ministry-of-Religious-Affairs-is-Not-the-Answer-.pdf
     
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    Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Inculturazione e ricostruzione nell’attuale dibattito teologico africano: Implicazioni missiologiche”, in: S. Mazzolini (ed.), Vangelo e Culture: Per nuovi incontri, Urbaniana University Press, Roma 2017, 63-93. – www.urbaniana.press/catalogo/vangelo-e-cultura/3048?path
     
     
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Cultura”, in: B. kanakappally, K. Acharya, G. Sabetta, M. Iturbe (eds.), Dizionario Hindu-Cristiano: Luoghi per il dialogo interreligioso, Urbaniana University Press, Roma, 2017, 285-288. – www.urbaniana.press/catalogo/dizionario-hindu-cristiano73049?
     
     
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Missione”, in: B. kanakappally, K. Acharya, G. Sabetta, M. Iturbe (eds.), Dizionario Hindu-Cristiano: Luoghi per il dialogo interreligioso, Urbaniana University Press, Roma, 2017, 353-355. – www.urbaniana.press/catalogo/dizionario-hindu-cristiano73049?
     
     
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Riconciliazione”, in: B. kanakappally, K. Acharya, G. Sabetta, M. Iturbe (eds.), Dizionario Hindu-Cristiano: Luoghi per il dialogo interreligioso, Urbaniana University Press, Roma, 2017, 408-410. – www.urbaniana.press/catalogo/dizionario-hindu-cristiano73049? 

2015

  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Missiology in its Relation to Intercultural Theology and Religious Studies”, in: SEDOS Bulletin 47(2015)6, 244-253. www.sedosmission.org/journal/index.php/sedbul/article/view/2231/1915.
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “The Role of Story in Nation-Building: A Challenge to the Nigerian Local Church”, in: Encounter (Journal of African Life and Religion), 11(2015), 87-107. 
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “African Palaver and Language Learning in Social Reconciliation”, in: U.J. Njoku and S.O. Anyanwu (eds.),Shepherd and Teacher: Celebrating Lucius Ugorji’s Episcopal Silver Jubilee, APT Publications, Owerri (Nigeria) 2015, 431-481. 

 2014

  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “The Theological Aspects of Mission: New Challenges and Perspectives”, in: Urbaniana University Journal(UUJ) 1 (2014) LXVII, 35-70. www.urbaniana.edu/biblio/it/cataloghi/ric_libri.htm. 
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Between Religion and Violence: A Missiological Appraisal”, in: K. Krämer and K. Vellguth (eds.), Religious Freedom: Foundations – Reflections – Models (One World Theology series, volume 5), Claretian Publications, Quezon City (Philippines), 2014,41-78. www.mikado-ac.info/home-uk.html.
  • Francis Anekwe Oborji, “Zwischen Religion und Gewalt: Eine Analyse aus missionswissenschaftlicher Sicht”, in: K. Krämer and K. Vellguth (eds.), Religionsfreiheit: Grundlagen – Reflexionen – Modelle (Theologie der einen Welt, ThEW 5), Verlag Herder GmbH, Freiburg 2014, 66-112. www.herder.de/religion-theologie-shop/religionsfreiheit-gebundene-ausgabe/c-25/p-2594. Or  www.mikado-ac.info/home-uk.html.


As a University Professor in Rome (since 1999): 

“When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas, and also the books, and above all the parchments” (2 Timothy 4: 12-13).
 2014
  • 2014: “The Theological Aspects of Mission: New Challenges and Perspectives”: in: Urbaniana University Journal (UUJ) 1 (2014) LXVII, 35-70.
  • 2014: “Zwischen Religion und gewalt: Eine Analyse aus missionswissenschaftlicher Sicht”: in: K. Krämer – K. Vellguth (eds.), Religionsfreiheit: Grundlagen – Reflexionen, Verlag Herder, Freiburg 2014, 66-112.

2013

  • 2013: “Edinburgh 1910 and Christian Identity Today: An African Perspective”: in: Missiology 41(2013)3, 300-314.
  • 2013: “Catholic Mission in Africa 1910-2010”: in:  Stephen B. Bevans (ed.), A Century of Catholic Mission, Regnum Books International, Oxford 2013, 11-23.
  • 2013: “Catholic Missiology 1910-2010: Origins and Perspectives”: in: Stephen B. Bevans (ed.), A Century of Catholic Mission, Regnum Books International, Oxford 2013, 133-154.       

Book Reviews (2012-2013)

  •  Jög Haustein, Writing Religious History: the Historiography of Ethiopian Pentecostalism, Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2011,Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXVI (2012), 430-432.
  • John Stuart, British Missionaries and the End of Empire. East, Central, and Southern Africa, 1939-64, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2011, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXVI (2012), 489-493.
  • Patrick Harries & David Maxwell (eds.), Spiritual (The) in the Secular: Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2011, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXVI (2012),486-489.
 

2012

  • 2012: “The Church and Practice of Charity to the Poor: A Missiological Appraisal”: in Uzochukwu  Jude Njoku & Simon O. Anyanwu (eds), In the Service of Charity and Truth: Essays in Honour of Lucius Ugorji, Peter Lang, Franfurt am Main, 2012, 169-202.
  • 2012: “Sfide e strategie missionarie attuali”, in J.A. Barreda (ed.), Formare alla missione, Urbaniana University Press, Roma, 2012, 69-78.


2010-2011 

  • 2010: “Edimburgo 1910 e l’identità cristiana oggi: una prospettiva Africana”: in: Euntes Docete LXIII (2010)2, 83-104. 

Book Reviews (2010-2011) 

  • Wamagatta,  Evanson N., The Presbyterian Church of East Africa: An Account of its Gospel Missionary Society Origins, 1895-1946, Peter Lang, New York 2009, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXIV(2010), 520-521.
  • Watling, Tony, Ecological Imaginations in the World Religions: An Ethnography Analysis, Continuum, New York 2009, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXIV(2010), 525-527.
  • Orobator, A.E. (ed.), Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York 2011, International Bulletin of Missionary Research (IBMR), 35(October 2011)4, 228-229.

2008 

  • 2008: “The Bible and Evangelization of Africa: A Missiological Appraisal”, in: Euntes Docete LXI (2008)3, 47-82.
  • 2008: “Missiology in its Relation to Intercultural Theology and Religious Studies”, in: Mission Studies (Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies), 25 (2008) 1, 113-114.
  • 2008: “African Theology, Roman Catholic”, in: Global Dictionary of Theology (edited by William A. Dyrness & Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen), IVP Academic, Downers Grove; Illinois  – Inter-Varsity Press, Nottingham, England 2008, 15-20.
  • 2008: “Catholic Theology and the Global South”, in: ibid. 140-143. 

Book Reviews (2008) 

  • Mambuene Yabu, André-Jacques, La méthodologie missionnaire en Afrique. Études des méthodes missionnaires au Bas-Congo, Média Paul, Kinshasa, 2008, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXII (2008), 449-450.
  • Gaillardetz, Richard R., Ecclesiology for a Global Church : A People Called and Sent, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2008, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXII (2008), 421-423.
  • Hanciles, Jehu J., Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration, and Transformation of the West, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2008, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXII (2008), 427-430.   

2007 

  • 2007: “Le vie del dialogo nel contesto africano”, in: E. Scognamiglio – A. Trevisiol (eds), Nel convivio delle differenze: Il dialogo nelle società del terzo millennio, Urbaniana University Press, Rome 2007, 67-89.

 

2006 

  • 2006:  “Contemporary Missiology in Theological Education: Origins and New Perspectives”, in: Missiology (Journal of the American Society of Missiology), 34 (2006) 3, 383-397.
  • 2006: “Il Cristianesimo in Africa e lo sviluppo della sua teologia” in: Credere Oggi, 152 (2006) 2, 7-46.
  • 2006: “Poverty and Human Promotion in Africa” in: Encounter, 7 (2006), 62-88.
  • 2006: “The Theological Language in Africa: A Missiological Reflection”, in: L. Stanislaus – J.F. Gorski (eds), Sharing Diversity in Missiological Research and Education, Ishvani Kendra, India 2006, 173-210. 

Book Reviews (2006) 

  • Ogunu, Oseni (ed.), The African Enchiridion, vol. I, (EMI, Bologna, 2005), Ad Gentes, 10 (2006) 1, 102-103.

2005

  • 2005: Concepts of Mission (1st edition), Ceedee Publications, Rome – Lagos 2005.
  • 2005: “Healing Churches in Africa: A Deformation or Transformation of African Religiosity?” in: Euntes Docete, 58 (2005) 2, 223-251.
  • 2005: “Healing in the African Independent Churches: An Encounter between Traditional Religiosity and Christianity?” in: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 15 (2005)2, 182-210.
  • 2005: “The Missionary Challenges of African Healing Churches”, in: Omnis Terra, 361 (2005) 39, 374-381.
  • 2005 : “Les défis missionaries des Eglises “de guérison” en Afrique”, in : Omnis Terra, 416 (2005) 46, 375-383.
  • 2005: « Los desafĺos misioneros de las Iglesias de « curación » en Africa », in: Omnis Terra, 354 (2005) 37, 374-382.
  • 2005:  “O papel missionário da missiologia na educação teológica”, in: Omnis Terra, 104 (2005) 11, 299-313.
  • 2005: “Religione tradizionale africana tra pluralismo e realtà ultima”, in: Euntes Docete, LVIII (2005) 1, 93-124. 

Book Reviews (2005) 

  • Kayandakazi, Lucie, La traduction du Livre des Proverbes en Kirundi. Enjeux d’exégèse et d’inculturation, Urbaniana University Press, Rome, 2005, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXIX (2005), 268-270.
  • Koala, Koudbi, La fucina della vita. La mia scuola in Burkina Faso, EMI, Bologna, 2005, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXIX (2005), 276-278.
  • Scattolin, G., Islam e dialogo, EMI, Bologna, 2004, Bibliographia Missionaria, 68 (2005), 328-331.
  • Scattolin, G., Spiritualità nell’Islam, EMI, Bologna, 2004, Bibliographia Missionaria, 68 (2005), 331-335.

2004 

  • 2004: “The Missionary Role of Missiology in Theological Education”, in: Omnis Terra, 38 (2004) 344, 55-68.
  • 2004 : “Rôle missionnaire de la missiologie dans la formation théologique”, in : Omnis Terra, 45 (2004)399, 55-69.
  • 2004: “La función misionera de la misionologia en la formación teológica”, in: Omnis Terra, 36 (2004) 337, 55-69.
  • 2004: “Africa: Rethinking the Mission-Charity Paradigm”, in: Sedos Bulletin, 36 (2004, 181-189.
  • 2004: “African Traditional Religion between Pluralism and Ultimate Reality: The Problem of Interpretation”, in: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 14 (2004) 2, 129-159. 

Book Reviews (2004) 

  • Ihenacho, David, A., African Christianity Rises, 2 vols., Iuniverse Inc., New York, 2004, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXVIII (2004), 273-277.

2003 

  • 2003: “Africa e missione. In prima persona”, in: Nigrizia, 121 (ottobre 2003) 10, 33-48.
  • 2003: “The mission “ad gentes” of the African Churches”, in: Omnis Terra, 336 (2003) 37, 155-164.
  • 2003 : “La mission “ad gentes” des Eglises africaines”, in : Omnis Terra, 391 (2003) 44, 155-164.
  • 2003: “La Misión “ad gentes” en las Iglesias africanas “, in: Omnis Terra, 329 (2003) 35, 155-164.
  • 2003: “A missão “ad gentes” nas Igrejas africanas”, in: Omnis Terra, 79 (2003) 9, 127-136.
  • 2003: “Building the Relationship in Mixed African Communities”, in: Encounter, 6 (2002-2003), 29-46.
  • 2003: “Missiology in an African Context: Toward a New Language”, in: Missiology (Journal of the American Society of Missiology), 31 (2003) 3, 321-338.

 Book Reviews (2003): 

  • Barreda, J.A., Missionologia: Studio introduttivo, san Paolo, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan 2003, Bibliographia Missionaria, 67 (2003), 367-369.

2002 

  • 2002: “Towards a New Language for Missiology in Africa”, in: Encounter, 5 (2001/2002), 44-65.
  • 2002: “The Missionary Dimension of Ecumenical Dialogue”, in: Omnis Terra, 323 (2002) 36, 20-32.
  • 2002 : “La dimension missionnaire du dialogue æcuménique” in : Omnis Terra, 68 (2002) 43, 21-33.
  • 2002 : “A dimensão missionária do diálogo ecumênico”, in: Omnis Terra, 68 (2002) 8, 87-99.
  • 2002: “Poverty and the Mission-Charity Trend: A Perspective from Matthew”, in: IRM (International Review of Mission) XCI (January 2002) 360, 87-101.
  • 2002: “Revelation in African Traditional Religion: The Theological Debate since Vatican II”, in: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 12 (2002) 1, 5-22.
  • 2002: “L’esperienza religiosa di Dio nella Religione tradizionale Africana”, in: Redemptoris Missio, XVIII (2002) 1, 20-28.
  • 2002: “Dialogue with African Traditional Religion: New Horizons”, in: Mission Studies (Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies), XIX (2002) 1, 37, 13-35.
  • 2002: “Building Relationships in Pluralistic Communities: An African Perspective”, in: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 13 (2002, 158-174.
  • 2002: “Revelation in African Traditional Religion: The Theological Approach since Vatican II”, in: Euntes Docete, LV (2002) 3, 63-78.
  • 2002: “Missione “ad gentes” delle chiese africane”, in: Ad Gentes, 6 (2002) 2, 220-232). 

Book Reviews (2002): 

  • Armour Rollin, Islam, Christianity and the West: A Troubled History, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2002, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXVI (2002), 293-294.
  • Shenk, R. Wilbert (ed.), Enlarging the Story: Perspectives on Writing World Christian History, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2002, Bibliographia Missionaria, LXVI (2002), 369-371. 

2001 

  • 2001: “Tendencias en las teologia del Tercer Mundo: Perspectiva misiológica”, in: Omnis Terra, 307 (2001) 38, 52-62.
  • 2001 : “Les tendences recontrée dans théologies du tiers monde : Perspective missiologique”, in : Omnis Terra, 369 (2001) 42, 66-76.
  • 2001: “Trends in Third World Theologies: Missiological Perspective”, in: Omnis Terra, 314 (2001) 35, 66-75.
  • 2001: “Towards African Model and New Language of Mission” in: AFER (African Ecclesial Review), 43 (2001) 3, 109-133.
  • 2001: “Missiologia contemporanea: Storia e nuove sfide”, in: Euntes Docete, LIV (2001) 1, 143-157. 

2000 

  • 2000: “In Dialogue with African Traditional Religion”, in: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 10 (2000) 1, 57-76.
  • 2000: “The Colloquium Report”, in S. Karotemprel et al. (eds.), Promoting Mission Studies, Vendrame Institute Publications, Shillong, India 2000, 251-259. 

 1999 

  • 1999: La teologia africana e l’evangelizzazione, Leberit Press, Rome 1999.

Publications after Priestly Ordination in 1989

1998 

  • 1998: “Tendencies in the Third World theologies”, in: Encounter, 4 (1998/99), 26-35.
  • 1998: “Ultime notizie su Dio. Teologie del terzo mondo”, in: Amico, 9 (novembre 1998), 10-19.
  • 1998: Trends in African Theology since Vatican II: A Missiological Orientation, Leberit Press, Rome 1998 (doctoral dissertation). 

 1994 

  • 1994: “Women in the New Evangelization”, in: Tomorrow (All Hallows’ Seminary, Onitsha), 1994, 16-21.
  • 1994: “Acts II Method of Evangelization”, in: A. Gbuji (ed.), New Evangelization in Nigeria, Kmensuo Educational Publishers, Onitsha 1994, 41-57. 

1993 

  • 1993: “What is New Evangelization?” in: Tomorrow, 1993, 12-18.

As a Seminarian (1979-1989)

1988 
  • 1988: “SAP and the Nigerian Economy”, in: The Torch (Students’ magazine, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu), (December 1988), 26-30.
  • 1988: “The Place of Mary in Islam”, in: The Pillar (Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu), 2 (1988), 14-17. 

1985

  •  1985: “Youth and Public Writing”, in: Tomorrow (All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha), 1985, 18-19. 

1984

  •  1984: “Conscientization and Black Consciousness”, in: The Sign, 4 (1984) 1, 6-10.
 1983
  •  1983: “A responsible Nigerian: An Antithesis”, in: The Fountain, Students’ magazine, St. Joseph’s Major Seminary (formerly philosophy campus, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Ikot-Ekpene, Nigeria), 14 (December 1983), 5-6.
  • 1983: “The Philosophy of Negritude”, in: The Sign (A Journal of National Association of Nigerian Philosophy Students (NAPS), 2 (1983) 1, 11-13.

As a High School Student (1974-1979)

1978/79

 1978: “A Dialogue with the out-going Prefect”, in: Promoter, 1978.
 

 1976/77

 1977: “The Importance of School Uniform”, in: Promoter (students’ magazine, Father Joseph’s Memorial High School, Aguleri, 1977).

"I was certain of a void in my soul. I felt an urge to give myself more completely to God by a life of prayer and self surrender"

~ Blessed Iwene Tansi, Aguleri, Nigeria

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