Abamfo Ofori Atiemo

Abamfo Ofori Atiemo
Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana P.O. Box LG 66, Legon, Accra Ghana, Ghana

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ABAMFO OFORI ATIEMO obtained his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam (2010) after he had studied for the Master of Philosophy (1995) and Bachelor of Arts (1991) degrees in the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana. He also holds other qualifications from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague and the Trinity Theological Seminary at Legon in Ghana. He is a Historian of Religion, specializing in the History of Religion in West Africa. He has been teaching courses in Comparative Religion, African Pentecostalism and Eastern Religious Traditions at the University of Ghana since 1997. He also lectured at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana and  has been the editor of the Ghana Bulletin of Theology (New Series) since 2006. His current areas of interest include Hinduism in Africa, Religion and Human Rights and the Charismatic /Pentecostal Movement in Africa. He was a Linnaeus-Palme Exchange scholar at the University of Gavle in Sweden in 2009and a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla in India. He was a guest of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria, South Africa in October 2012.  Dr. Abamfo Atiemo is a member of the International Reformed Theological Institute, the African Association for the Study of Religions and the International Association for the History of Religions. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana where he serves as the Head of the Department for the Study of Religions. He is also an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He is the author of Religion and the Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).