24/08/2016, 21:45:37: D: Moderator of PCG


24/08/2016, 21:45:37: D: Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana. He is a Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions with extensive experience in teaching, research and administration.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Intra-Christian Conversion

• Ecclesiological Developments in African Christianity

• Pentecostal Theological Education

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Books, Articles in Refereed Journals & Articles in Volumes

• Cephas N. Omenyo & Wonderful A. Arthur, 2013, ‘The Bible Says! Neo-Prophetic Hermeneutics in Africa’ Studies in World Christianity:

The Edinburgh Review of Theology & Religion , [Edinburgh] Vol 19:1, pp. 50-70.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2013, ‘African Pentecostalism’. In Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., & Amos Yong, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) [Hardback ISBN 9781107007093; Paperback ISBN 9780521188388].

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2013, ‘Trans-national Protestant Missions: The Ghanaian Story’ Swedish Missiological Themes , Vol. 101, No. 1, pp. 41-66.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2012, ‘I have Seen the Light’: The Changing Trends in Conversion in Ghanaian Christianity’, in Christine Lienemann-Perrin & Wolfgang Lienemann (Eds.): Religiose Grenziiberschreitungen. Studien zu Bekehrung, Konfessions- und Religionswechsel. - Crossing Religious Borders. Studies on Conversion and Religious Adherence (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz-Verlag), pp. 523-537.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2011, ‘Man of God Prophesy Unto Me: The Prophetic Phenomenon in African Christianity’ Studies in World Christianity: The Edinburgh Review of Theology & Religion, [Edinburgh] Vol 17:1, pp. 30-49.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2011, ‘New Wine in an Old Wine Bottle?: Charismatic Healing in the Mainline Churches in Ghana’ in Candy Brown ed. Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press), 231-249.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2011, ‘Agenda for a Discussion of African Initiatives in Christianity: The WestAfrican/Ghanaian Case’, Missiology; An International Review, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, pp. 373-390.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2011, ‘Renewal, Christian Mission, and Encounter with the Other: Pentecostal-Type Movements Meeting Islam in Ghana and Nigeria’ in Amos Yong & Clifton Clarke (eds), Global Renewal, Religious Pluralism, and The Great Commission (Lexington: Emeth Press), 137-156.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2010, ‘Charismatic and Pentecostal Movements in Africa: Western Africa’ in Daniel Patte (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 189-190.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2010, ‘African Pentecostalism & Theological Education’, in Dietrich Werner et al.(eds.), Theological Education in World Christianity, (Oxford: Regnum Books International), pp. 742-749.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2010, ‘Protestantism in Africa: Western Africa’ in Daniel Patte (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 1018-1019

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2009, 'Pentecostal-Type Renewal and Disharmony in Ghanaian Christianity', in David Westerlund (ed.), Global Christianity: Encounters with Other Religious Traditions (London & New York: I.B. Tauris), pp. 57-72.

• Cephas N. Omenyo & D. Andrew Zirschky, 2009 “Though the Missionary is Dead, God Lives”: African Initiatives in the Founding, Continuation, and Spread of Nineteenth Century Wesleyan Methodism in Ghana/West Africa” BOLESWA : Journal of Theology, Religion and philosophy (BJTRP), Vol 2, No.3.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2009, Afe Adogame, et. al. (ed), Christianity in Africa & the African Diaspora: The Appropriation of Scattered Heritage, London/New York, Continuum, 2008, ISBN, 9781847063175, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies , Vol. 31:2 , pp. 309-10.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2008, Thomas C. Oden’s How Africa shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity, Downers Grove, Illinois, Intervarsity Press, 2007, pp. 204, ISBN,978-0-8308-2875-3, Ghana Bulletin Of Theology, (New Series) Vol. 3, Dec., pp. 156-160.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006, ‘African Independent Churches’; In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), Encyclopaedia of New Religious Movements (London & New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group) ISBN10: 0-415-26707-2, pp. 7-9.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006, ‘Azusa Street Revival’; In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), Encyclopaedia of New Religious Movements (London & New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.) ISBN10: 0-415-26707-2, pp. 47-48.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006 ‘William Seymour and African Church Historiography: The case of Ghana’ Asian Journal Pentecostal Studies , Vol. 9 No. 2, July 2006, pp. 244-258.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006, ‘Christ Apostolic Church’; In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), Encyclopaedia of New Religious Movements (London & New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.) ISBN10: 0-415-26707-2, pp. 102-104.


• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006 ‘Church of Twelve Apostles’; In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), Encyclopaedia of New Religious Movements,(London & New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.) ISBN10: 0-415-26707-2, pp. 120-121.


• Cephas N. Omenyo & Abamfo O. Atiemo, 2006, ‘Claiming Religious Space: The Case of Neo-Prophetism in Ghana’ Ghana Bulletin of Theology , New Series, [Ghana],vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 55-68.
• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006, ‘Faith Tabernacle Church’; In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), Encyclopaedia of New Religious Movements (London & New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.) ISBN10: 0-415-26707-2, pp. 181-182.


• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006, ‘A Comparative analysis of Development intervention of Protestant and Charismatic/Pentecostal Organisations in Ghana’, Sweddish Missiological Themes , Vol. 94, No.1, pp. 5-22.


• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006, ‘Harris, William Wade’; In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), Encyclopaedia of New Religious Movements (London & New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group) ISBN10: 0-415-26707-2, pp. 229-230.


• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2006 ‘Opnieuw geboren’ (Born Again): binnen het Christendom in Ghana’ WERELD EN ZENDING: Tijdschrift voor interculturele theologie, [The Netherlands], Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 62-73.


• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2005, ‘From the Fringes to the Centre: Pentecostalization of the Mainline Churches in Ghana’, Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research, [The Netherlands], 34, pp. 39-60.


• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2004, ‘Attoh Ahuma, Samuel Richard Brew’ (1864-1922); In Hans J. Hillerbrand (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Protestantism, Vol. 1, (New York/London: Routledge), ISBN 0-415-92472-3 (set), pp. 127-128.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2004, ‘Baëta, Christian Goncalves Kwame’ (1908-1994); In Hans J. Hillerbrand (ed.) The Encyclopaedia of Protestantism, Vol. 1, (New York/London: Routledge), ISBN 0-415- 92472-3 (set), pp. 158-159.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2004, ‘Basel Mission’; In Hans J. Hillerbrand (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Protestantism, Vol. 1 (New York/London: Routledge), ISBN 0-415-92472-3 (set), pp. 205-206.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2004, ‘Reindorf, Carl Christian’ (1834-1917); In Hans J. Hillerbrand (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Protestantism, Vol. 3 (New York/London: Routledge), ISBN 0-415-92472-3 (set), pp. 1603-1604.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2003, ‘Mission as intercultural Theology: The African/Ghanaian Paradigm’ in Martha Frederiks et al. (eds), Towards an Intercultural Theology: Essays in honour of J.A.B. Jongeneel, ((Zoetermeer [The Netherlands]: Meinema ), ISBN 90 211 7031 0 , NUR 700, pp. 167-180.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2002, Pentecost Outside Pentecostalism: A study of the Development of Charismatic Renewal in the Mainline Church in Ghana , 345 pp. (Zoetermeer [The Netherlands]: Boekencentrum ), ISBN 90 239 13450 , NUR 712.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2002, ‘Charismatic Churches in Ghana and Contextualization’, Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research, [The Netherlands], 31, pp. 252 – 277.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2001, The Ongoing Encounter Between Christianity and African Culture: A Case Study of Girls’ Nubility Rite of the Krobos , 48 pp. (Accra: Adwensa Publishers), ISBN 9988-577-88-5.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2001, ‘Akan Religion’; In Stephen D. Glazier (ed.), Encyclopaedia of African & African-American Religion (New York/London: Routledge), pp. 26-31.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2001, ‘Church of Twelve Apostles’; In Stephen D. Glazier (ed.), Encyclopaedia of African & African-American Religion (New York/London: Routledge), pp. 99-100.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2001, ‘Faith Tabernacle Church’; In Stephen D. Glazier (ed.), Encyclopaedia of African & African-American Religion (New York/London: Routledge), pp. 125-126.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2000, ‘Essential Aspects of African Ecclesiology: The case of the African Independent Churches’, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies , [USA], 22, pp. 231-248.

• Cephas N. Omenyo & David Choi, 2000 ‘Korean Missionary Enterprise in West Africa, 1979-1999: A Preliminary Study, Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research, [The Netherlands], 29, pp. 213-229.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 1994, ‘The Charismatic Renewal Movement in Ghana’, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies , [USA], 16, pp.169-185.

• Cephas N. Omenyo, 2009, Review of ‘The Challenge of the Silver Screen: An Analysis of the Cinematic Portraits of Jesus, Rama, Buddha and Muhammad’, Leiden et al.: Brill,. VI + 282 pp., ISBN 978-90-04-1686 1-9, Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research, 40 no. 4, pp. 388-389.

SELECTED GUEST LECTURESHIP

• Presenter, ‘Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity’, [Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity]. June 27-29, 2013.

• Guest Lecturer, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands ‘New Perspectives on Pentecostalism’, May 23, 2012.

• Presenter at the Joint Consultative Group, World Council of Churches and Pentecostal Scholars meeting annually from 2007 to 2012 at Baar, Switzerland(2007); Helsinki, Finland (2008); Hong Kong,China (2009); Geneva, Switzerland (2010); Riga, Latvia (2011); Bossey, Switzerland, (2012).

• Guest Lecturer, Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies (CIMS), Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, March 2008.

• Presenter, World Alliance of Reformed Churches, General Assembly, Accra, Ghana, August 2004, Paper presented: “Ecumenical Implications of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement for the Reformed Family”.

• Presenter, Imperial Culture in countries without Colonies: Africa and Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland, October 2003, Paper presented: ‘Legacies of the Basel Mission in Ghana Revisited’.

• International Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue, Kappel am Alvis, Switzerland, May 13-20, 1998. Paper presented: “Holy Spirit and Mission in Eschatological Perspectives: A Reformed view”.

• Facilitator, Seminars on Worship and Liturgy, Abokobi Women’s Centre. Abokobi, 12-13 September, 1997, Paper presented: Reformed Spirituality and Worship”.

• Facilitator, Seminar for Church leaders of the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian, Malawi, 15-30 June, 1997 at Lilongwe, Malawi, Paper: “The work of the Holy Spirit in the Church: The case of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana”.

• Guest Lecturer, Department for Theology and Religious Studies, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi, 20th June, 1997. Paper presented: “Reformed and Charismatic Traditions meeting on African Soil”.

• Presenter, International Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue, 10-16 May, 1996, McCormmick Theological Seminary, Chicago, USA, Paper Presented: “Work of the Spirit in Proclamation and the manifestation of the Charisms of the Spirit within the Church”.

• Presenter, Joint Conference of the European Pentecostal Association and the Society for Pentecostal Studies, July 10-14, 1995 at Mattersey, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Paper presented: “Charismatic Renewal within the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, some reflections”
EXTENSION SERVICES (Outside the University of Ghana)

• Member, International Academic Advisory Board, Exchange: Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research, (published by Brill, Leiden), (Since, June 2009)

• Member, World Council of Churches’ Commission on Pentecostalism (Since 2007)

• Member, International Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue, Geneva (Since 1996).

• Member, Pentecost University College Council, (2003 to 2009/2012- date)

• Member, Board of Trustees, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana (Since August, 2007)

• Member, Methodist University College Council, Accra (Since January 2010)

• Member, Exam. Committee, West African Examinations Council (since 2009)

• External Examiner, University of Wales’ Accredited Programmes, Ghana Christian University College, Accra, (Since 2000)

• External Examiner, University of Cape Coast, since 2009

• External Examiner, KNUST, since 2011

• External Examiner, Christian Service University College since 1999

• Member, Board of Victory Presbyterian Church School.

• Member, Constitution Review Committee of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana

• Ordained Minister, Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

• Yale-Edinburgh Group for World Christianity (Since 2013)

• International Association of Mission Theologians (IAMS) (Since 2003).

• American Academy of Religion (AAR) (Since 2002).

• Society for Pentecostal Studies, USA (Since 2000).

• Study and Advisory Group on Africa (SAGA), at the Inter-University Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research (IIMO), University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. (Since 2000)

• Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT) (Since 1999).

• African Association for the Study of Religions (Since 1998)

• African Theological Fraternity (Since 1997)

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