Veritas University Staff Directory

Chibugo Ogechi Lebechi Ph. D, STD

Chibugo Ogechi Lebechi (born at Umuna, Nov. 21, 1973) is a member of the Daughters of Divine Love Congregation, Enugu, Nigeria. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Theology, Faculty of Humanities, Veritas University Abuja. Holds a Higher Diploma in Religion and Theology (2011) from Spiritan International School of Theology Attakwu, Enugu, Nigeria; Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (2012) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka; Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (2012); Master of Arts in Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion & Licentiate in Sacred Theology (2013); Doctor of Religion and Sacred Theology (Ph. D, STD, 2017) from  Katholieke Universiteit  Leuven, Belgium.



Lebechi, C. (2017). Divine Sonship in Discussion: A Theological Analysis of Athanasius of Alexandria’s De Decretis Nicaenae Synodi 1-14. (Unpublished Ph.D Dissertation) Submitted to the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.


Lebechi, C. (2013). Divine Unchangeability in Athanasius of Alexandria: A Critical Examination of His Contribution to the Trinitarian Debate in the Fourth Century. (Unpublished M.A. Thesis) Submitted to the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of  Leuven, Belgium.

Journal Articles

Lebechi, C. (2014). “Importance of Vernacular in the Nurturing of Faith: A Historical – Critical     Analysis of Translation and Interpretation of Scripture in Christianity,” African Christian Studies. Vol. 30, No. 1. (Pp. 23-43)

Lebechi, C. (2014). “Option for the Poor in the Church’s Life and Thought: A Historical – Critical Survey,” African Journal of Contextual Theology.  Vol. 5. (Pp.  9-30).

Book Chapters

Lebechi, C. (2013).  “Collaboration Between the Laity and the Clergy: A Sine qua non for Effective Pastoral Ministry,” Priesthood and The Challenges of the Contemporary Era: A Reader.  (Pp.123-143) Owerri: Living Flame Resources.

Lebechi, C. (2021).  “Ethnic Jingoism: Threat to Peace-Building and Sustainable Development in Nigeria,” Africa and Emerging Trends in Global Politics: Essays in Honour of Rev. Fr. Dr. Innocent T. Jooji. (pp. 217-234), Kaduna: Ply-Mark.

Reaearch Interests: Church History, Missiology and Inter-Religious Dialogue



THY 224: Christian Apologetics

THY 227: Patristics

THY 226: Medieval Church History

THY 228: History of Christianity in West Africa

THY 427: Catechesis and New Evangelization

THY 132: Introduction to Church History

REL 421: Nigerian Church History

REL 432: Inter-religious Dialogue

REL 281: History of Christianity in West Africa

REL 271: Theories of Culture

GST 211: Spiritual Theology