Researchers

Dr. Esther Mombo
St Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya

Team Leader

Dr. Esther Mombo is a Professor of African Church history, gender and theology at St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya. Dr. Mombo served for fifteen years in senior management of the same university moving from the position of academic dean to Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic affairs from 2007 to 2013. Her research and teaching include: the fields of Church history - with a focus on Mission history; interfaith relations; and theology and Gender studies - with a focus on African women's theology, HIV and AIDS.  In 2007 she was given an honorary doctorate by the Virginia Theological Seminary for her work on issues of gender disparities and gender justice in the church and society. Her recent publications include “If you have no voice just sing: narratives of women in search of accessing Education and service in church and society”. Other titles she has co-edited include: Contested Space: Ethnicity and Religion in Kenya: Disability, society and Theology voices from Africa. Her forth-coming book is entitled Broken Hearts and Bruised Bodies Powerful stories about life and faith of women in the Church. Dr. Mombo received her Bachelor of theology from St. Paul’s University, her Master of philosophy from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and PhD from Edinburgh University. Her current topic of research is entitled “Contemporary Christian response to some beliefs, customs and practices that surround death, funeral and burials: the case of the Luyia groups in western Kenya.”

 

Prof. Aloo Osotsi Mojola
St Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya

Team Member

Aloo Osotsi Mojola is a Professor and Head of Department of Theology, Biblical Studies and Philosophy at St Paul’s University, Limuru Kenya. He served as a lecturer of Philosophy at the University of Nairobi from 1978 to 1983, and translation consultant and global translation advisor with the United Bible Societies from 1983 to 2015. He was the United Bible Societies’ Africa Translation Coordinator from 2000 to 2006. He has also served as Adjunct Lecturer at the Nairobi Graduate School of Theology (now Africa International University), Adjunct lecturer at Msalato Bible College Dodoma, Tanzania, Associate Professor at the Great Lakes University, Kisumu, Kenya and is currently an Honorary Professor in the Theology Faculty at the University of Pretoria.

Prof Mojola teaches Philosophy, Translation Studies and Biblical Interpretation. His main research interests have been the history of Bible translation, translation studies and biblical interpretation. His current research interest focuses on the interaction between the Bible, culture and interpretation. He has published widely in these areas and has presented guest lectures at institutions such as the University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica and Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, Ghana, among others.

Prof Mojola attended the Alliance High School, Kikuyu, Kenya, studied at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, the University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond Virginia and the Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel. He attained his PhD from the University of Nairobi. A fully revised and expanded edition of his book God Speaks in our own languages – history of Bible translation in East Africa 1844 to 2010 is being re-issued by the SBL and the Nida Institute- American Bible Society later this year.

 
Latest News

27 July, 2017

Call for Papers - Currents, Perspectives, And Methodologies In World Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA

January 18 – January 20, 2018

The last few decades mark a significant watershed in the study of World Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Most scholarship now characterizes World Christianity as a ‘polycentric’ faith

Blog
"The Healing City: Faith of Unity Prayer Camp in Kapyemi, Uganda" - Nsibidi Institute, 12 June 2017 (online)
28 June, 2017

By: Asonzeh Ukah

Religion, health and healing are intricately interwoven and inseparable in traditional African