Professor Ayantayo J.K.

Ayantayo J.K||University of Ibadan





Jacob Kehinde AYANTAYO 


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A (Ife), M.A, PhD (Ib)




Area of Specialisation




Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress

  1. Socio-ethical investigations of Religious Propaganda in Selected Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and Its Implications for Management of Interreligious Conflicts (Financed with Senate Research Grant, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2006.
  2. Claim and Counter Claims to Public Space and Implications for Interreligious conflicts in Nigeria
  3. Ethical evaluation of Religious customized Languages and Phraseologies in Nigeria.


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Ayantayo, J.K. “Monotheism: Christian – Muslim Views in Comparison” M.A. Dissertation in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1991
  2. Ayantayo, J.K. “Socio-Ethical Problems in Retail Business in Ibadan” A Ph.D Thesis in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2000.



  1. Ayantayo, J. K. (2009), Fundamentals of Religious Ethics, Ibadan: Samprints and Graphic and Co
  2. Ayantayo, J. K. (2011), Child Rights in Literary Genres and Religious Scriptures, Ibadan: Aflame Publishing House 
  3. Ayantayo, J. K. (1999), “The Role of Religion in Inculcation Business Ethics among the Yoruba: Past, Present and the Future” in Egbe Ifie (ed) Africa: Our times and Cultures Ibadan: Oputoru Books, pp. 85 – 93.
  4. Ayantayo, J. K. (1999), “Christianity and the Morality of Environmental Pollution,” in Aderibigbe, D. and Ayegboyin, D. (eds) Religion and the Environment Published by National Association for the Study of Religions and Education (NASRED) pp.194 – 202
  5. Ayantayo, J. K. (2001), “The Ethical Dimension of African Indigenous Communication Systems: An Analysis.” in   Folarin, B. (ed) Topical Issues in Communication Arts and Sciences, Volume 1. Ibadan: Bakfol Publications, pp. 27 – 45.
  6. Ayantayo, J. K. (2002), “Matters Arising from Unhealthy Religious Relations in Nigeria: A Moral Appraisal’’ in Babalola, E. O. (Ed) Christian - Muslim Encounter in Modern Nigeria   Lagos: Eternal Communications Ltd., pp. 29 – 41.
  7. Ayantayo, J. K. (2002), “Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Yoruba Cities through Renewal of Communal Ethics” in Amole, D. et al (eds) The City in Nigeria Perspectives, Issues, Challenges, Strategies Proceedings of a National Conference organized by the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile–Ife held at the Conference Centre Obafemi Awolowo University Ile – Ife, 9th-11th October, 2002, pp. 128 – 132
  8. Ayantayo, J. K. and Aborishade, A. (2002), “A Critical Study of Self-Reliancism’’ in Afolabi, D. (ed) Reading in the Humanities   Publication of Department of General Studies, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, pp113 – 121.
  9.  Ayantayo, J. K. (2003) “The Sanctity of Life: A Religious Dogma with Moral Implications for Biomedical Practices” in African, Culture Modern Science and Religious Thought in Dopamu, P. A. et al (eds) Ilorin: African Centre for Religion and Science (ACRS). Pp. 419- 431
  10. Ayantayo, J. K. (2003) “Ethical Appraisal of Admission Forgery and Racketeering in Higher Institutions in Nigeria” in Ethics in Higher Education in Nigeria: Proceedings of the 13th General Assembly of The Social Science Academy of Nigeria, July 23-25, 2003. Abuja: Published by Social Science Academy of Nigeria pp. 110-118.
  11. Ayantayo, J. K. (2004) “Exploring the Morality and Social Relevance of     Truthfulness in the Language of Advertising towards Effective Communication” in Topical issues in Communication Arts and Sciences, Vol. II, (eds) Folarin, B, Lagos: Bakinfol Publications, pp157-170.
  12. Ayantayo, J.K. (2004) “Understanding the Socio-Religious Background of the Ethnic Man: A Possible Tool for Advancing Ethnic Harmony and Workable Federal Character in Nigeria” A Monograph published by Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  13. Ayantayo, J.K. (2004) “Understanding the Basic Issues in Ethics as a Branch of Philosophy” in The Compass of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Thought, (ed) Madubuike, SC, Ibadan: Hope Publication pp29-36.
  14. Ayantayo, J.K. (2005) “A Sociological Examination of Interreligious Conflicts in Africa” in I.O Albert (ed) Perspectives on Peace and Conflicts in Africa. Essays in Honours of Gen (Dr) Abudusalami Abubakar, Ibadan: Peace and Conflicts Studies, University of Ibadan in Collaboration with John Archer Publishers, pp55-64.
  15. Ayantayo, J. K. and Fatokun, S. A. (2005) 2Religion and Culture” in Oguntominsin, G.O. and Edo, V.O. (eds) African Culture and Civilization: A Textbook For G.E.S. 102, Ibadan: General Studies Programme (GSP), University of Ibadan, pp41-51.
  16. Ayantayo J.K. (2005). “Religious Freedom in America: The Journey So Far, its Dividends and Moral Lessons for Pluralistic Nigerian Society.” The American Society Since the Four Freedoms, (ed) Ejituwu C. et al Published by American Studies Association of Nigeria, ASAN
  17. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009) Oath taking and Governance in  Praxis of Political Clichés in Nigeria , I.O.Albert,(ed)  Ibadan :John Archer Publications,, pp 57 -74
  18. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009) “Prosperity Gospel and Social Morality: A Critique” Forthcoming in D.O. Ogungbile (ed) Christianity and Social Change in Modern Nigeria 
  19. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009) Ethics of Interreligious Dialogue, The Journal of Inter Religious Dialogue (JIRD)
  20. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009) Trust and Confidence Building in the Management of Interreligious Conflicts in Nigeria, Forthcoming in Conference Proceedings of Society for Peace  Studies and Practice (SPSP)
  21. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009) Mainstreaming and Negotiating Morality in Industrial     Conflicts in Nigeria, Reading  in Political and Social Sciences in Nigeria: Problems and Prospect (eds) Ojukwu, I and Anwuluorah, O.P., Nkpor: Base 5 Publishers, Ltd , pp 29-41
  22. Ayantayo, J.K. (2011) The Role of Religion in Fighting Corruption: A Christian Point of View , in Politics, Culture and Development in Nigeria, A Festschrift for Gabriel  Olatunde Babawale, (ed) Akin Alao, Lagos: Published by Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, 2011 pp 267-282
  23. Ayantayo, J. K. (1999), “Religious – Ethical Issues in the Oath of Office in the Nigerian Constitution”, in Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXXIII No.2, June and December 1999, pp. 99 – 109.
  24. Ayantayo, J. K. (2000), “Time in Yoruba Tradition Religious Context” in Context: Journal of Social and Cultural Studies, Vol.2 No. 2. Ibadan: Department of English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  25. Ayantayo, J. K. (2000), “The Yoruba Traditional Economy in Ethical Perspective”, in The Nigerian Journal of Economic History, (NJEH) Number 3 pp. 124 – 138.
  26. Ayantayo, J. K. (2001) ‘’ Revisiting Gender Difference from the Context of Biblical Ethics in “Castalia: Ibadan Journal of Multicultural/Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol. 8 No 1, pp79-88.
  27. Ayantayo, J. K. (2002), “Amos Ethics of Social Justice. A Model for Nigeria in Search of National Unity” in Arts & Social Sciences Forum Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1.
  28. Ayantayo, J. K. (2002), “A Comparative Study of Eschatology in the Bible and Qur’an from the Moral Perspective and its Relevance for Today” in Ado Journal of Religions Department of Religious Studies, University of Ado-,  Ekiti, Vol. 1, No. 1 July, 2002pp. 29 – 41.
  29. Ayantayo, J.K. (2002), “Moral Transfiguration: A Prerequisite for Sustaining   Patriotism and National Consciousness in the 21st Century Nigeria” in Babcock Journal of Management and Social Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 2002. pp. 97 – 105.
  30. Ayantayo, J. K. (2004) “Globalization: A New Ethnocentric Culture with Implications on African Social Values” in International Review of Politics and Development: A Journal of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, Babcock University. Vol. 2. Number 2, pp 54-64.
  31. Ayantayo J.K. (2005). “Christian Morality and Religious Evaluation of Women’s Leadership” in Orita, Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Vol. XXXVII, June and December. Pp.115-128.
  32. Ayantayo, J.K. (2005)"Social Significance of Traditional Religious Rituals As Hope for The Common Man in Resolving Conflicts in Contemporary Nigeria" in Essence: Interdisciplinary International Journal of Philosophy ,Science and Society, Lagos: Published by Essence Library, Vol. 2, pp162-175.
  33. Ayantayo, J.K. (2005)"Truthfulness as a Factor in the Language of             Advertising” in International Journal of African & African American Studies, Vol. IV, No. 1, Jan 2005
  34. Ayantayo J.K. (2006). “Religious Communication in Nigeria: And The Challenges to Environmental Management” in the Journal of Environmental and Culture, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Vol. 3, Number 1,pp 74-83.
  35. Ayantayo J.K. (2006). “The Ethics of Remembering, Memorizing and Documentation of Ifa Divination System among Yoruba People of Nigeria” in Journal of Religious Studies, University of Uyo Vol. 5, No.1, June, pp.97-114.
  36. Ayantayo J.K. (2007) “African Social Ethics and the Global Ethical Challenges” Prajñā Vihāra: The Journal of Philosophy and   Religion, Assumption University of Thailand, Vol. 8 No 2 July-December, pp 25-43 (Thailand)
  37. Ayantayo J.K. (2008) Ignorance - the bane of Interreligious crisis in             Nigeria: An Exposition’ and was published in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 10, No.2, 2008), Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
  38. Ayantayo J.K. (2008) “Socio-Religious Dimensions to Chieftaincy affairs   in Yoruba land Nigeria” Prajñā Vihāra: The Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Assumption University of Thailand, Vol. 9 No 2 July-December, pp 100-117
  39. Ayantayo, J.K.  and Akintunde, D.O.(2008) “Sex and Spirituality: Possible Bedmates in the Religious Terrain in Contemporary Nigeria, in Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XL/2  December, pp. 91 – 102.
  40. Ayantayo J.K. (2009) A Biblical- Ethical Evaluation of the Attitudes of Contemporary Churches to the Environment in Nigeria: An Issue in        Sustainable Development Discourse, in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 11, No.2, 2009), Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
  41. Ayantayo J.K. (2009) “Religious Interpretations and Re-interpretations of the Space and the Environment in Nigeria and Its implications for Interreligious Conflicts” Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.3,   no.3 September 2009  
  42. Ayantayo J.K. (2009) “Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: A Redefinition of Religious Values toward a New Social Order in Nigeria” in  LUMINA:An Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarly Journal Vol. 20 Vol.20, No.1 March 2009, Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
  43. Ayantayo J.K. (2009) “Religious Factors in the Nigerian Public sphere: Its Burdens and Prospects” in Africa Development, A Quarterly Journal of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa Vol. XXXIV, Nos 3 &4 , 2009, pp 93-109.
  44. Ayantayo, J. K. (2009), “Imperativeness of Professional ethics in Religious studies Scholarship in Nigeria” Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XLI/I June, pp. 164 - 176
  45. Ayantayo, J. K. (2009), “Ancestral Veneration in National Symbols and Its Implications for National Integration and Moral Transformation in Nigeria”Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XLI/II December, pp. 1-17.
  46. Ayantayo, J. K. (2010), “Religious Studies scholarship in Nigeria: The Professional Ethics Imperative” in Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.3, no.6 March
  47. Ayantayo, J. K. (2010), “The phenomenon of Change of name and             Identity in Yoruba Religious Community in the Light of Social Change” Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XLII/I June, pp. 1-16.
  48. Ayantayo, J. K. (2010), “Rethinking the Religious and Moral Questions in the Niger Delta Discourse” Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XLII/2 December, pp.25-48.
  49. Ayantayo, J. K. (2008), “Renewal of Work Ethics: An Issue for National Rebirth” in Abogunrin, S.O. (ed), Religion and Rebirth: The Nigerian Experience, Ibadan Religious Studies, Series 4.
  50. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009). “Moral Prerequisite but Not Gender: An Issue for Consideration in Debate on Gender, Conflicts and Peace in Africa from Religious Perspective”.  Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  51. Ayantayo, J.K. (2009). "Traditional Ethics, Magic and Medicine: Neglected but Essential Issues in the HIV/ AIDS Debates in Nigeria” Accepted for       inclusion in the proposed edited book: Afe Adogame, Ezra Chitando, Melissa Browning, and Lovemore Togaresei (eds) Religion, Health and HIV/AIDS in Africa, to be published in the 'Religion in Contemporary' Africa Series of the Africa World Press  (Trenton, NJ) (forthcoming 2010). This will be published as one of the African Association for the Study of Religion Book series
  52. Ayantayo, J. K. (2009) “Academic Bias in the Study of Nigeria Indigenous Traditional Religions and Its Ethical implications for Interreligious Conflicts in Nigeria”. Accepted for Publication  in the proposed Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Jacob K. Olupona