Dr. Obijole O.O.





Olubayo Olugbenga OBIJOLE 


Academic and Professional Qualifications

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


Lecturer I


Area of Specialisation




Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress

  1. The Christian Concept of Satan in the Yoruba context..
  2. St Paul’s Concept of the Law in the African Context.
  3. The 18th Century Protestant Ethic and the Development of Capitalism: Challenges for the Role of the Church in Nigeria Today
  4. St. Paul’s View of Womanhood in the African(Yoruba) Context(Proposed Essay in Honor of late Dr. Docas Akintunde).  


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. M.A.Dissertation:”The Pauline Concept of to Musterion tou Euangeliou”1983.
  2. Ph.D Thesis “The Theology of the Cross in the New Testament with particular Reference to Pauline Kerygma and Soteriology” 1986.



  1. Obijole O.O(1988):  ‘‘St. Paul’s Gospel of Reconciliation: A Basis for the Role of the Church in National Unity’’ in S.B. Mala (Ed)Religion and National Unity, Ibadan Religious Studies Series No 3,Ibadan Orita Publications,1988.pp.114-123,ISBN 978-30987-1-3(NIGERIA).
  2. Obijole O.O.(2008)  ‘‘Witnessing and Teaching the Christian Faith in a Multi Religious Society: A Lesson From Nigeria” in Michael Poon & Etal (Eds)Anglican Catechism In Outline: A Common Home Between Us, Milton Press, Singapore, (Published by Global South Anglican Theological Formation and Education Task Force who were commissioned by Global South Anglican Primates),2008,pp.58-63,ISBN 978-981-08-970-6(SINGAPORE).
  3. Obijole O.O.(2008):  ‘‘Christian Instructions Among the Fulani: The Nomad Mission of the Church of Nigeria(Anglican Communion)”in Michael Poon & Etal (Eds) Anglican Catechism In Outline: A Common Home Between Us, Milton Press, Singapore,( Published by Global South Anglican Theological Formation Task Force, commissioned by Global South Primates),2008,pp.64-68,ISBN 978-981-08-0970-6(SINGAPORE).
  4. Obijole O.O.(1986): ‘‘St.Paul’s Understanding of the Death of Christ in Romans 3:25 :The Yoruba Hermeneutical Perspective” Africa Theological Journal, Published by Lutheran Theological College,Tanzania,Vol.15,No 3,1986,pp.196-201,ISSN 0856-0048(TANZANIA).
  5. Obijole O.O.(1986) ‘‘The Concept of Principalities and Powers in St. Paul’s Gospel of Reconciliation in the African Context” Africa Journal of Biblical Studies, Journal of the Nigeria Association of Biblical Studies,Vol.1,No 2,1986,pp.113-125,ISBN978-30988-1-3(NIGERIA).
  6. Obijole O.O.(1987)  ‘‘St. Paul on the Position of Women in the Church: Paradox or a Change” Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies ,Vol.XIX/1,June 1987, pp. 57-67,ISSN:0030-5596(NIGERIA).
  7. Obijole O.O.(1987)  ‘‘The Background to St.Paul’s Concept of To Musterion Tou EuangeliouBible Bhashyam :Journal of Pontifical Oriental Institute of Religious Studies,(An Indian Biblical Quarterly),Kerala, India: December 1987,pp.233-249,ISSN:0970-2288.(INDIA).
  8. Obijole O.O.(1987)  ‘‘South African Liberation Theologies of Boesak and Tutu-A Critical Evaluation” Africa Theological Journal :Published by Lutheran Theological College,Makumira,Tanzania,Vol.16,No 3,1987,pp.201-215.ISSN:0856-0048(TANZANIA).
  9. Obijole O.O.(1987)  ‘‘The Influence of the Conversion of St. Paul on His Theology of the Cross” East African Journal of Evangelical Theology, Published by Scott Theological College,Machakos,Kenya,Vol.6,No 2,1987,pp.27-42,ISBN 978-11-678 (KENYA).
  10. Obijole O.O(1987).”The Doctrine of God The Son” Witness : Journal of Immanuel College Alumni  Association, Ibadan,Vol 1,No1,July 1987,pp.29-46(NIGERIA).
  11. Obijole O.O.(1987)”The Doctrine of the Triune God” Witness: Journal of Immanuel College Alumni Association,Ibadan,Vol.1,No1,July 1987,pp.66-88(;NIGERIA).
  12. Obijole O.O.(1988 ‘‘Infant Baptism: A Critical Review” African Ecclesial Review, Published by Gaba Publications for  AMECEA, Eldoret, Kenya,Vol.30,October 1988,No 5, pp.299-312,ISBN:978-032-332.(KENYA).
  13.  Obijole O.O.(1988  ‘‘St. Paul’s Concept of Principalities and Powers in the African ContextAfrica Theological Journal,Vol.17,No2,1988,pp.118-129.ISSN:0856-0048 (TANZANIA)
  14. Obijole O.O.(1989)  ‘‘A Case For Infant Baptism in the Christian Church” Indian Missiological Review,Published by Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong, India, Vol.11,No 2,April 1989,pp.181-187,ISBN 978-12-020.(INDIA).
  15. Obijole O.O.(1989) ‘‘The Pauline Concept of the Law” Indian Theological Studies ,Published by St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute of Religious Studies, Bangalore, India, Vol.XXVI, March/June 1989, No:1/2,pp.22-34.ISBN 978-186-85(INDIA).
  16. Obijole O.O.(1993) ‘‘Religion as a mobilizing tool for Economic Recovery: A Christian Perspective” Orita: Ibadan Journal Of Religious Studies Vol.XXV/1-2,June&Dec,1993.pp.64-73,ISSN:0030-5596(NIGERIA)
  17. Obijole O.O(2010) “The Cross Ethics in the Theology of St. Paul”(Essays in Honor of Professor J.O, Akao) Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Volume XXXI, Nos 1&2,Dec,2010.(NIGERIA).
  18. Obijole,O.O(2011)‘‘The Cross in Pauline Kerygma’’, Religion and Development (Essays in Honor of Late Professor P.A.Dopamu)Edited by Professor Dapo Asaju).(SINGAPORE).
  19. Obijole,O.O(2011) ‘‘ The Yoruba conception of the (Supreme of Being)Olodumare, Humanity and Mother Nature’’ INSIGHT-Journal Of the Department of Religious Studies,Babcock University,Ilisan-Remo,Ogun-State,Nigeria.(NIGERIA).(NIGERIA).
  20. Obijole,O.O(2011) ‘‘ St. Paul’s Conception of Marriage in the Yoruba Context’’.Orita-Ibadan Journal Of Religious Studies,(Essays In Honor Of Dr.G.A.Ositelu )Vol.11,No 1,2011.(NIGERIA)
  21. Obijole,O.O(2011).‘‘ Christianity and Good Governance: A Critical Review of Romans 13:1-7 in the African Context.’’In Religion and Good Governance(Proceedings of 2011 Religious Studies Conference)NIGERIA.
  22. Obijole,O.O.(2011)‘‘The Role of the Medieval Church in the Development of Scholasticism & Rise of Universities: Challenges for the Church in Nigeria’ In Religion And Education, (Publication Of Dominican Community,Samonda,Ibadan (NIGERIA).
  23. Obijole,O.O.(2011)‘‘A Comparative Study Scapegoatism in Christianity And African Traditional Religion’’ In African Culture in the making of Modern World (Proceedings Of the 2011 First Biennial Conference of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)(NIGERIA) 
  24. Obijole,O.O.(2011)‘‘My Grace is Sufficient for Thee (2 Cor.12:3-4)-The Pauline Concept of     Disease Management’ In Contagious Diseases and Biblical Recipe (Proceedings Of 2011 Conference of The Nigerian Association for the Study of Religion(NABIS) held at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria from July 5-9,2011.(NIGERIA).
  25. Obijole O.O.(1984)”Traditional Religion in West Africa”- a Review of E,A.A. Adegbola(Ed)Traditional Religion in West Africa, Daystar Press ,Ibadan, Nigeria,1983 in Religions, Journal of the Nigerian Association For the study of Religion,Vol.9,December 1984,pp.84-85,ISBN (NIGERIA).
  26. Obijole O.O.(1986) ‘‘The  Age of  African Biblical Theology has Dawned”-A Review of Dupe Oduyoye,The Sons of the  Gods and the Daughters of Men-An Afro-Asiatic Interpretation of Genesis 1-11,Orbis Press, New York,1993.Orita:Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies,Vol.13,No.1,1986,pp.33-55.(NIGERIA)
  27. Obijole O.O.(1986)”Religion, Peace, and Unity in Nigeria.”-A Review of S.B.Mala and Z.I.Oseni (Editors) Religion, Peace and Unity in Nigeria.1989,in Orita:Ibadan Journal of  Religious Studies,Vol.XVIII,No.2,December 1986,pp.111-113. ISBN(NOT AVAILABLE).(NIGERIA).
  28. Obijole O.O(1996).”A Review of the New Liturgy of the Church of Nigeria”Book Review of S.O.Amusan A Commentary On the New Liturgy of the Church of Nigeria,CSS.Publication,Lagos,1995 ,in Nigerian Christian,Vol.15,No.3,1996. Pp102-117.(NIGERIA).