The "Oslo School" in Africa
In May 2019 three of our African PhDs, Loreen Maseno (2008), Maseno University, Kenya, Elia Mligo (2009), Teofilo Kisanji University, Tanzania, and Zoro Dube (2012), University of Pretoria, organized an international confernce on “The Bible, Gender, and Household in Early Christian Texts and Contemporary Church.”
Loreen Maseno, Elia Mligo and Zoro Dube. Photo: Private
The conference was held at Teofilo Kisanji University, Tanzania. There were 11 papers, 6 by women academics, from 4 countries. The conference was a follow up of a Festschrift for professor Halvor Moxnes, The Bible and Sociological Contours: Some African Perspectives. Festschrift for Professor Halvor Moxnes (Bible and Theology in Africa) Peter Lang , NY: 2018, which was launched during the conference.
Elia Mligo, who is professor and Dean of Faculty of Theology at Teofilo Kisanji University (owned by the Moravian Church in Tanzania) is now planning a Master of Contextual Theology, inspired by the program at the Faculty of Theology in Oslo. This will be the first such program in East Africa.