Rev. Prof. Kabiro Wa Gatumu

Rev. Prof. Kabiro Wa Gatumu,
Senior Lecturer Faculty of Theology

Academic Qualifications

  1. PhD (Durham)
  2. MTH (Kwa Zulu Natal)
  3. BD (St. Paul's)
  4. LTH (St. Paul's)
  5. Dip. Th (St. Paul's)


    1. Structures of Human Existence—Human Agency, Ideology and Institution: A Socio-Theological Study of ‘Supernatural Powers’ from Paul’s Perspective” in Sapientia Logos: A journal of Biblical Research and Interpretation in Africa, Vol 8.(1) (2016), pp. 1-47
    2. “New Testament Evidence of Biblical Equity Revealed in Creation and Redemption” forthcoming in Jewel Hyun and Diphus Chemorion (eds.) Biblical Equity in Leadership: A Theology and Practice in the African Context (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2015).
    3. “The Interface between Gospel and Culture in the New Testament Era and Its Import to African Christianity”, in Mary Bediako, Ben Y. Quarshie and J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (eds.), Seeing New Facets of the Diamond; Christianity as a Universal Faith: Essays in Honour of Kwame Bediako, (Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana: Regnum Africa, 2014) pp. 249–260.
    4. “The Epistle to the Romans: An Instruction Manual against Negative Ethnicity and a Tool for Ethnic Reconciliation in Kenya” in D. C. Chemorion, C. B. Peter and Esther Mombo (eds.) Contested Space: Religion and Ethnicity yin Kenya (Limuru: Zapf Chancery, 2013)
    5. “The Authentic Biblical Community: Paul’s Perspective on Ethnicity and Gender Relations Vis-à-vis the African Church”, in Sapientia Logos: A journal of Biblical Research and Interpretation in Africa, Vol 5 (2) October 2013, pp 32–76.
    6. Pamoja Reading– In Community and Context: Reflection from East Africa” in Clair Amos (ed.) The Bible in the Life of the Church ― Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism Series― (Norwich: Canterbury Press 2013).
    7. “Deliverance and Exorcism in Theological Perspective 2: Possession and Exorcism as New Testament Evidence for a Theology of Christ’s Supremacy” in William K. Kay and Robin Parry (eds.), Deliverance and Exorcism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2010 and Sydney: Koorong, 2011) pp. 222-242.
    8. “The Economic Arrangements of the New Testament Era in Relation to Poverty Reduction, Then and Now”, in Ogbomoso Journal of Theology (OJOT), in Journal of African Christian Thought Vol. 12, No. 1 (June 2009), pp. 15–21ol XIV (2), 2009, pp. 61–86.
    9. “Appropriating the Epistle to the Hebrews Using Primal Resource: A Reading from an African Worldview” in Journal of African Christian Thought Vol. 12, No. 1 (December 2009), pp. 29–36.
    10. “Challenges Facing Theological Education and Training in Africa” in Theologia Viatorum: Journal of Theology and Religion in Africa Vol. 33, No. 3 (December 2009), pp. 261–295.
    11. “Using Primal Resources to Appropriate the Bible: A Paradigm Shift for Biblical Hermeneutics? in Journal of African Christian Thought Vol. 12, No. 1 (June 2009), pp. 15–21.
    12. The Pauline Concept of Supernatural Powers: A Reading from the African Worldview” (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2008).
    13. “The Bible and HIV/AIDS: A Christian Response to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Using the Bible” In African Theological Journal Vol. 31, No. 1 (2008), Pp. 1-15

Ongoing Research

  1. “The Meaning, Translation and Interpretation of evxousi,an e;cein, evpi. th/j kefalh/j and dia. tou.j avgge,louj in I Corinthians 11: 10” (The research, which is at an advanced stage, questions the translation and interpretation of the said text, arguing that both the translations and interpretation have been influenced by the culture that prevailed during the time the text was written and it has been used ever since as a tool to put women in the periphery as to decision making in the church)
  2. The Bible in African Christianity: Historical and Hermeneutical/Exegetical Approaches (The research intends to unearth the historical processes as to the missionaries’ introduction of the Bible and the way in which Africans received it. The research also seeks to unearth the way in which the bible has been interpreted and used in African Christianity and provide some insights as to what guarantees the future of biblical hermeneutics in African Christianity)
  3. Feminist Contribution to African Biblical Hermeneutics: A Summary, Synthesis and Reaction of Articles by Five African Women Scholars. The research seeks to examine five articles published by five different African women scholars in peer reviewed journals. Teresa Okure, Musa W. Dube, Dora R. Mbuwayesango and Madipoane Masenya are the individual authors the first four articles respectively while Malika Sibeko and Beverley Haddad have co-authored the fifth. The research seeks to summarize each individual article and then explain the biblical and hermeneutical approach of each scholar. It will also provide an evaluative synthesis of all articles so as to verify similarities and differences and to show the positive contribution of each scholar to African biblical hermeneutics

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A University of academic excellence based on Christian principles producing graduates in various fields for global service.

Our Mission

To develop servant leaders by imparting knowledge, skills and values through creative methods of education, research and Christian spiritual formation.

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