Caleb O. Oladipo

oladipo_2013Duke K. McCall Professor of Christian Mission and World Christianity

B.A., Wayland Baptist University; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School; Ph.D., Baylor University

Professor Oladipo is internationally recognized for his work on the character of Christianity in Africa. He has lectured widely in North America, South Africa, Scotland, Denmark and Switzerland. He is also the founder and past director of the Baylor University in West Africa Studies Program. Previously Professor Oladipo was Visiting Professor of Religion and Literature at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschlikon, Switzerland.

He is the author of The Development of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the African Indigenous Christian Movement and the forthcoming manuscripts A Sociological Reconstruction of Time (2009) andAsake: A Diary of the Unexpected (2009).

Dr. Oladipo also leads BTSR’s Mission Immersion program.

E-mail: caoladipo@btsr.edu
Phone: (804)204-1219

Published work(s) :

The Will to Arise: Theological & Political Themes in African Christianity and the Renewal of Faith and Identity. Oxford:Peter Lang Publishing, 2006.

The Development of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the Yoruba (African) Indigenous Christian Movement. Oxford:Peter Lang Publishing, 1996.

Published article(s):

“Philosophy” Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries
Will be published by Routledge in March 2007

“Paternalism” Encyclopedia of Mission and MissionariesWill be published by Routledge in March 2007

“Somalia” Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices Vol. 3 (Country Entries) Thomas Riggs, ed. (Thomson Gale, 2006): 345–349.

 “South Africa” Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices Vol. 3 (Country Entries) Thomas Riggs, ed. (Thomson Gale, 2006): 350–357.

“Piety and Politics in African Christianity: The Roles of the Church and the Democratization Process.” Journal of Church and State, Vol 45 No. 2 (Spring 2003): 325-48.

Piety and Politics in African Christianity: The Roles of the Church and Contemporary Theological Developments Chicago Studies Vol. 40:3 (Fall/Winter, 2001): 313-332.

“John 21: 15-17” in Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology  Vol. 51 No. 1 (January, 1997): 65–66.

“A Participatory Gospel” in Towards a Holistic, Afro–Centric and Participatory Understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Desmond Hoffmeister and Louise Kretzschmar, eds. (Johannesburg: Baptist Convention of  South Africa, 1995): 55–64.

“The Holy Spirit: Distinct But Not Different from Jesus.”
International Christian Digest Vol. 3, No. 8 (October,1989): 38–39.

Published Book Chapters:

“African Theological and Political Themes” edited by Ademola Ishola & Deji Ayegboyin, Ecclesiastes: The Preacher, the Church and the Contemporary Society (Papers in Honour of S. T. Ola Akande)  (Ibadan: Baptist Press, 2006): 421–460.

“Confession, Tradition, and Perspectives: Response and Reflection of Afro-Americans to the Age of Religious Pluralism” in Viggo Mortensen, ed. Theology and the Religions: A Dialogue (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003): 72-85.

“Religion as Human Efforts to Grasp the Totality of Existence” in Who Are Youedited by Susan Maki-Wallace, CAPCO Publishing Co., 1997.

“An African Appraisal of Three Western Theological Categories.” in A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break: A Journey into Crisis.  Essays in Honor of John Norman Jonsson,ed. by John A.L. Saunders, II. 1995.