Dr. Theodros Assefa Teklu

Dr. Theodros Assefa Teklu
Dean of Studies | Head of Academic Affairs

Dr. Theodros Assefa Teklu serves EGST as a lecturer in theology and ethics, and Dean of Studies. Dr. Theodros’s primary research interest is to build on the foundations of his PhD study, which is an engaging synthesis of current philosophical and theological thought brought into focus by its contextualization in Ethiopia.

 

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Langham Partnership International Research and Training Seminar at Cambridge, Oxford and Asbury Theological Seminary, USA (2016-2019).
  • Ph.D. from the Centre for Religion and Political Culture, Religions and Theology, Manchester University, UK (2013). Dissertation title: The Politics of Metanoia: Towards a Post-Nationalistic Political Theology in Ethiopia. Supervised by Professor Graham Ward.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies in Relation to HIV/AIDS with the Highest Honors (summa cum laude), Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (2007).
  • M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies with the Highest Honors (summa cum laude), Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (2005).
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Addis Ababa University (1991).

The focus of his post-doctoral research is economic scarcity as it relates to questions of survival and flourishing. Taking a cue from the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s theorisation of scarcity in his work Critique of Dialectical Reason, Vol.1, Theory of Practical Ensembles, Theodros’s research seeks to inquire into what it means to speak of a milieu of scarcity while considering the scope available to express this within contemporary philosophical-ethical discourse.

 

  • Theodros A. Teklu (2018). Economic Scarcity, Divine Fecundity: Moral Considerations. Philotheos: International Journal for Philosophy and Theology 18 (2018): 161-174. DOI: 10.5840/philotheos201818111
  • Theodros A. Teklu (forthcoming). Gender Relations and Theological Anthropology:A cursory Reflection Theology-Development Nexus (Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology Research)
  • Theodros A. Teklu (forthcoming). Conversion of the Self and the World: Theological Perspectives on Human Development in Aklilu Dalelo and Misgana Mathewos, eds., Theology-Development Nexus (Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology Research)
  • Theodros A. Teklu (forthcoming). Eco-survival Pedagogy: Introducing Survival Ethics into Education for Environmental Sustainability in Aklilu Dalelo and Misgana Mathewos, eds., Environmental Stewardship (Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology Research) (under review).
  • Theodros A. Teklu (2018). Mirror of Memory: Some Thoughts on the Ethiopian Red Terror. In The Healing of Memories: African Christian Responses to Politically Induced Trauma (Lexington Books).
  • Theodros A. Teklu (2018). Meritocracy and Inequality: Moral Considerations. Palgrave Communications, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 4 (4), pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1057/s41599-017-0059-3.
  • Theodros A. Teklu (2017). Metanoia as a Perspective of Human Development in Niclas Blåder and Kristina Helgesson Kjellin, eds., Mending the World? Possibilities and Obstacles for Religion, Church, and Theology (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers) ISBN 978-1-5326-1064-6.
  • Theodros A. Teklu (2017). Religious Pluralism and Cohabitation in Ethiopia: Some Critical Notes, in Pieter Coertzen, M. Christian Green, Rosalind I. J. Hackett, L. D. Hansen, and Francois Venter, eds., Religious Pluralism, Heritage, and Social Development in Africa (Stellenbosch, South Africa: SUN MeDIA). ISBN 978-1-928314-27-1
  • The Politics of Metanoia (2014): Towards a Post-Nationalistic Political Theology in Ethiopia. Frankfurt am Main. Peter Lang Publishers. 250 pp. ISBN: 3631658508, 9783631658505.
  • Theodros A. Teklu (2008). Female Genital Mutilation as a Risk Factor for HIV Transmission: A Theological Anthropological Critique, in Edwina Ward and Gary Leonard, eds., A Theology of HIV & AIDS on Africa’s East Coast, (Uppsala, Sweden: Swedish Institute of Mission Research, MISSIO Series 25): 112-126, ISBN: 978 1 875053 75 9.

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