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Michael Ufok Udoekpo Professor
Faculty Dean

A. Schools/Institutions Attended

Institutions Attended

Year

Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana, USA

2013-2015

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum, Rome, Italy

2007-2010

Hartman Jewish Institute, Jerusalem, Israel/Harvard University

2010/2020

The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA

2005-2007

St. John’s University, NY, USA

2003-2005

Spiritan International School of Theology/Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria

 1991-1995

Claretian Institute of Philosophy, Nekede, Owerri, Nigeria

1988-19991

Heart of Mary’s Novitiate, Utonkon, Benue, Nigeria

1987-1988

Holy Family College, Oku Abak, AKS, Nigeria

1981-1986

 

B. Academic Qualification/Certificates & Degrees Obtained/Year

Certificates/Degrees

 Year Obtained

PhD Biblical Studies (OT)

2015

STD Biblical Studies/Theology

2010

Certificate Jewish Studies/Judaism

2010/2020

MA Biblical Studies/ABD

2005/2007

Certificate Clinical Pastoral Education

2004

BST Theology

1995

BPhil Philosophy

1991

GCE/WASC

1986/87

First School Living Certificate

1980

 

C. Publications/Scholarship

     I) Selected Theses

  1. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Re-Thinking the Day of YHWH and Restoration of Fortunes in the Prophet Zephaniah: an Exegetical and Theological Study of 1; 14-18; 3:14-20,” (Doctoral Dissertation, Angelicum University, Rome, April 2010).
  2. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Take Away from Me the Noise of Your Song”: An Exegetical –Theological Study of Worship In Amos 5. Post-Doctoral Thesis Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana, 2015.
  3. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok.John 4:4-42: A Postcolonial Interpretation of the Discourse with The Samaritan Women: A Theological Implication in An African Context,” (M.A Thesis, St. Johns, University, NY: 2003).

II) Selected Monographs/Books/Edited Works

  1.  Udoekpo, Michael Ufok, ed. Rethinking Interfaith, Cultural, Ecumenical &Religious Dialogue in a Nigeria’s Pluralistic Context. Berlin; Galda Verlag, 2023.
  2.  Udoekpo, M. U. Mary J. O., Luke E. I. eds, (2023). Biblical Approach to Mission in Context: A Festschrift in Honour of Sister Professor Teresa Okure, SHCJ. Abuja: Nigeria, Pauline Publications, Abuja, Nigeria.
  3. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. ed, (2022). Biblical Approach to Mission in Context: A Festschrift in Honour of Sister Professor Teresa Okure, SHCJ. Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publication, 2022.
  4. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Sharing the Word of God: Year A. Hayesville; NC: American Journal of Biblical Theology, 2020.
  5. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Sharing the Word of God : Year B. Hayesville; NC: American Journal of Biblical Theology, 2020.
  6. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Sharing the Word of God: Year C. Hayesville; NC: American Journal of Biblical Theology, 2020.
  7. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. The Limits of a Divided Nation with Perspectives from the Bible. Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2020.
  8. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Israel’s Prophets and the Prophetic Effect of Pope Francis: A Pastoral Companion. Eugene; Oregon: Pickwick, 2018.
  9. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Rethinking the Prophetic Critique of Worship in Amos for Contemporary Nigeria and the USA. Oregon: Pickwick, 2017.
  10. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Re-thinking the Day of YHWH and Restoration of Fortunes in the Prophet Zephaniah: An Exegetical and Theological Study of 1:14-18; 3:14-20. Das Alte Testament im Dialog= an Outline of an Old Testament Dialogue vol 2.Bern: Peter  Lang, 2010. Widely and positively reviewed.
  11. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. The Limits of a Divided Nation .Enugu, Nigeria; Snaap Press, 1999.
  12. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Family Functions and Children Education in Modern Society. Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria: Pathom Graphics Press, 1997.
  13. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Corruption in Nigerian Culture: The Liberating Mission of the Church. Enugu, Nigeria: Snaap Press, 1994

III) Selected Journals, Periodicals Articles/Reviews and Chapters

  1. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok, “Ecumenical, Ecclesiological and Interreligious Implications of the Prophecy of Zephaniah 1-3” in IGWEBUIKE: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities Vol 9 No.2, 2023, 102-123.
  2. Udoekpo, M. U. (2023). A Study of the Ministry of the Royal Priesthood in Exodus 19:6 and Its Theological Expansion 1 Peter 2:5, 9–10. European Journal of Theology and Philosophy3(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.24018/theology.2023.3.1.82
  3. Udoekpo, M. U. (2023) “Introduction, Biblical Approach to Mission,” in Biblical Approach to Mission in Context: A Festschrift in Honour of Sister Professor Teresa Okure, SHCJ. Abuja: Nigeria, Pauline Publications West Africa, 2023. Pp. 11-23.
  4. Udoekpo, M. U. (2023). “The Prophetic Mission of Obadiah in the Context of African Christianity,” in Biblical Approach to Mission in Context: A Festschrift in Honour of Sister Professor Teresa Okure, SHCJ. Abuja: Nigeria, Pauline Publications West Africa. pp.131-159.
  5. Udoekpo, M. U. (2022). Revisiting Sinai Covenant Theology, Its Values and Resonances for Today. European Journal of Theology and Philosophy2(6), 9–16. https://doi.org/10.24018/theology.2022.2.6.81.
  6. Udoekpo, M. U. (2022). “Ministry of the Royal Priesthood in Exodus 19:6 and Its Theological Expansion in 1 Peter 2:5, 9-10.” In The Bible on Ministries and Ministries, Acts of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria, vol. 14, pp. 20-37, edited by Bernard Ukwuegbu et al. CABAN, Nigeria.
  7. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “A Contextual Re-evaluation of Humanity’s Responsible Identity in Genesis 1:26–28, in the Light of African Sense of Ubuntu” in Light in a Once Dark World: Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Christianity; Vol 4.  Pp. 184-217. Edited by John W. Carter, Hayesville; NC: American Journal of Biblical Theology, (Nov 2021).
  8. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Biblical Traditions in the Johannine Prophetic Shepherd- Leadership of Bishop Camillus Umoh.” In That They May Have Life  edited by Idara Out and Valentine Umoh, pp.23-48. Abuja, Pauline Publications, 2021.
  9.  Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Studying Corruption in the Household Shrine of Micah in Judges 17:1-6 In Nigerian Context,” Acts of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN), vol. 12. Pp.1-18. Edited by Bernard Ukwuegbu et. al., Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Catholic biblical Association of Nigeria, November 2020.
  10. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok, “Welcoming “the Weak” and “the Strong” in the Church –Family in Africa: Perspectives from Romans 14:1-15:13.” In Lights in a Once Dark World: Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Christianity, Vol 2.  Pp. 278-287.Edited by John W. Carter, Hayesville; NC: American Journal of Biblical Theology, 2020.
  11. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “A Comparative Study of Nigerian-Annang Judeo-Christian Concept of Unen (Justice) In Annang” in Light in a Once Dark World: Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Christianity; Vol 2.  Pp. 184-217. Edited by John W. Carter, Hayesville; NC: American Journal of Biblical Theology, 2020.
  12. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok, “Welcoming “the Weak” and “the Strong” into the Church –Family in Africa: Perspectives from Romans 14:1-15:13.” In The Mustard Seed, Catholic Institute of West Africa Publications, 15 edition, vol. 2., (2019), pp.4-7
  13.  Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Becoming A Church –Family In Africa that Witness the Gospel to Everyone; Perspectives from Luke 3:4-6 and Isaiah 40:4-5,”(Proceedings CIWA Theology Week Conference, 2020)
  14. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “May the Lord Put His Spirit (rȗḥȏ) Upon Them’ (Num 11:25-29b): Reading Moses’ Prayer for the Nigerian Contemporary Situation.” In The Holy Spirit and Charisms in the Bible. Acts of the Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN), vol. 10. Pp.1-18. Edited by Bernard Ukwuegbu et. al., Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Catholic biblical Association of Nigeria, November 2018.
  15.  Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “First Sunday Worship In the Place the Lord Has Chosen as His Own: Reading Deuteronomy 12:13-19 in Honour of His Eminence, Dominic Cardinal Ekandem First Bishop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese” In Cardinal Ekandem Lives On: Echoes From Ikot Ekpene Diocese. Pp.224-257. Edited by Thomas S. Ebong et. al. Cathlic Diocese of Ikot Ekpene: Communication Department, 2018.
  16. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “May the Lord Put His Spirit (rȗḥȏ) Upon Them’ (Num 11:25-29b): Reading Moses’ Prayer for the Nigerian Contemporary Situation. In AJBT. Vol 19(28), July 15, 2018.
  17. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. "Zephaniah, Book of, Critical Issues," in Lexham Bible Dictionary, Lexham Press, 2015
  18. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. "Nahum, Book of, Critical Issues," in Lexham Bible Dictionary, Lexham Press, 2015
  19. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok.  “The Theological Functions of “Seek the Lord” (bᾱqqaš ʾădōnᾱy) in Zephaniah 2:1-3, for Contemporary Society” in International Journal of African Catholicism, winter 2015, vol 6. No.2, pp.77-91.
  20. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Biblical Reflections on the Identity of the Catholic Priesthood Today: Essay in Honor of an African Bishop.” In International Journal of African Catholicism, summer 2014, Vol. 6, no.1, pp.26-65.
  21. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Habakkuk’s Faith and God’s Sovereignty: A Paradigm for the Suffering Righteous Today,” in American Journal of Biblical Theology, vol 15. Issue 36. September 2014.pp.1-26.
  22. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Prophet Zephaniah and the Deepening of Faith in Ecclesiae (churches) in Africa and America” in International Journal of African Catholicism (IJAC), vol. 4/2, summer 2013, pp.25-51.
  23. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Paul’s Theology of the Church as the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27): Its Missionary Implications for the Church in Africa” in International Journal of African Catholicism (IJAC). vol. 4. 1, winter 2013, pp.1-24.
  24. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “New Evangelization” in Reconciliation and Renewal of Services in the Church, Lineamenta of the Synop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese, Nigeria, 2002, pp.1-19.
  25. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Liturgy as the Primary Role of the Priest,” in Reconciliation and Renewal of Services in the Church, Lineamenta of the Synop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese, Nigeria, 2002,pp.83-94.
  26. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. “Christian Responsibility of Monitoring the Sick: Vis-avis Urua Akpan Hospital,” in A Historical and Commemorative Journal, 50 Years of St. Mary’s Hospital, Urua Akpan, (2002): pp.36-38.
  27. Udoekpo Michael Ufok. Review of Peckham, John C. Canonical Theology: the biblical Canon, “Sola Scriptura,” and theological Method. Foreword by Craig Bartholomew. Grand Rapids, MI: Cambridge: Erdmans, 2016 vii, 259p., ISBN 978-0-8028-7333-9, $35.00. In Theological Book Review, Issue 28. Vo.l 2 (2018), pp.15-16.
  28.   Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of The Church we want; African Catholics Look to Vatican III. Edited by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2016,. V.272p, ISBN978-1-62698-203-1,$35.00 in Theological Book Review, Issue 28.vol 2(2018), pp.98-99.
  29. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Sabu Joseph Thottumkal SDB “Do Not Oppress!” (Zech 7:10): The Widow, the Orphan, the Sojourner and the Poor in Post-exilic (Kristu Jyoti Research Studies 1; Bengaluru, India Kristu Jyoti, 2016). Pp. 311. $12. For the Catholic Biblical Quarterly (April 2018), vol. 80. Issue 2, pp. 325-26.
  30. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Michael S. Moore. ‘What is this Babler Trying to Say? : Essay on Biblical Interpretation. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79, Issue 4(2017), pp.732-34.
  31.  Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Joseph Blenkinsopp, Abraham: The Story of a Life (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2015.) pp. +256. Paper $29.00. ISBN; 978-0-8028-7287-6. In The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, vol. 78. N. 3 (July 2016): 526–528.
  32. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Angeline M. G. Song, A Post-Colonial Woman’s Encounter with Moses and Miriam (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 20150 PP.X+262, in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79:1 (2017): 129–131.
  33. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review John Paul Heil, 1–3 John: worship by Loving God and One Another to Live Eternally (Cambridge, UK: James Clark & Co/Cascade, 2015).Pp.v+222, in Theological Book Review, 27 (2016.): 44–45.
  34. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Gesila Nneka Uzukwu, The Unity of Male and Female In Jesus Christ: An Exegetical Study of Galatian 3.28c in Light of Paul’s Theology of Promise (Library of New Testament Studies 531; London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clerk 2015).Pp.vii+250, Theological Book Review, 27, (2016); 42–43.
  35. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Alan Lenzi and Jonathan Stӧlk (eds.), Divination, Politics, and Ancient Near Eastern Empires (Ancient Near East Monographs 7; Atlanta; Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). Pp. x+208. Paper $29.95 for CBQ, Oct 2015, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p. 787-789.
  36.  Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Andrew Chester, Future Hope and the Present Reality. Vol 1, Eschatology and Transformation in the Hebrew Bible (WUNT 293; Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012). pp. xvii + 384.$109.pp.338-339, in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, April 2015, Vol 77. Issue 2, pp.338-339, 2p.
  37. Udoekpo Michael Ufok. Review of Mark J. Bodd and Lissa M. Wray Beal (eds.), Prophets, Prophecy, and Ancient Israelite Historiography (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013). Pp. xxii+400. $54.50, In Catholic Biblical Quarterly, January 2014, Vol.76, Issue 1. Pp. 165-167. 3p.
  38. Udoekpo Michael Ufok. Review of Lee Martin McDonald, Formation of the Bible: The Story of the Church’s Canon. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2012. pp. xii+178. Paper. ISBN: 978-1-59856-838-7. (Theological Book Review 25:2(2013)
  39. Udoekpo Michael Ufok. Review of Jack R. Lundbom, Jeremiah among the Prophets (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2013) in Theological Book Review 25:2 (2013).
  40. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Ignatius M.C. Obinwa, “I Shall Feed Them with Good Pasture” (Ezek 34:14):  The Shepherd Motif in Ezekiel 34:  Its Theological Import and Socio-political Implications (Forschung Zur Bibel, Band 125; Würzburg:  Verlag, 2012).  Pp. 526.Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, n0.3 July 2013, pp. 561-63
  41. Udoekpo Michael Ufok. Review of Roberto Martinez,The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus’ Indictment of the Religious Leaders: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35.  Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2012. pp. xiii + 231. Paper $27.00.ISBN: 978-0-27768-011-7 (Theological Book Review Vol.25, no. 1. 2013). pp 29-30.
  42. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Walter Brueggemann, David and His Theologian: Literary, Social, and Theological Investigation of the Early Monarchy (Eugene: Cascade, 2011). Pp. vi + 204. Paper $24.  in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly Vol. 75, no. 1/Junuary2013, pp.112-114.
  43. Udoekpo, Michael Ufok. Review of Ruiz, Jean-Pierre, Readings From the Edges: The Bible & People on the Move. (Studies in Latino/Catholicism; Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2011). Pp. xii + 185. Paper $28.00. ISBN: 978-1-57075-944-4, (Theological Book Review, Vol. 24 no.1, 2012), pp.