Welcome Address

It is yet another edition of the International Conference on African Pentecostalism (ICAP). ICAP has, in the last two years, provided a veritable platform for scholars, church leaders and members of the laity to converge in a quest to critically examine some of the multifaceted nature of the fastest growing Christian tradition in the twenty first century- Pentecostalism with particular emphases on African Pentecostalism and its idiosyncrasies. The theme for this third edition; African Pentecostalism: Probity and Accountability, was conceived with a view to addressing poignant issues of Accountability and Probity within the African Pentecostal tradition. It is imperative, to note that despite the globalisation of African Pentecostalism, the movement as it were like any religious movement is not immune to various challenges including probity and accountability. We are quite optimistic that this year’s conference will enable the participants to critically engage the various sub themes of the conference not only critiquing the movement but also chart a new course for engagement between the adherents of African Pentecostalism and those in academia. This year's conference is also a landmark conference as the accepted papers for our first edited book project entitled "The Changing Faces of African Pentecostalism" will be launched. We are delighted to host our Keynote Speakers: Professor Afe Adogame, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, United States, Professor Umar Danfulani, Department of Religious Studies, University of Jos and Professor Kehinde Ayantayo, Head of Department, Religious Studies, University of Ibadan. On behalf of the entire members of the Local Organizing Committee, I look forward to seeing you at ICAP 2018.

SOME PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

AFRICAN PENTECOSTALISM 2018

THEME: PROBITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Professor Umar Habilla Dadem Danfulani, Department of Religion and Philosophy, University of Jos, Nigeria
  • Professor Afe Adogame - Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA
  • Professor J. K. Ayantayo - Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Dr. Corey L. Williams, Leiden University, Netherlands