David Tuesday Adamo’s Academic Context
Front Cover of Old Testament Essays, Volume 34, Issue 2, 2021


African Initiated Churches
Biblical Studies (African)
Biblical Studies (Western)
Biblical Studies (Nigerian)
David Tuesday Adamo

How to Cite

Holter, K. (2021). David Tuesday Adamo’s Academic Context : Nigerian Biblical Studies Navigating Between African Interpretive Concerns and Western Scholarly Tradtitions. Old Testament Essays, 34(2), 353–369. Retrieved from https://ote-journal.otwsa-otssa.org.za/index.php/journal/article/view/452


The essay focuses on some aspects of Nigerian biblical studies, that is, Prof David Tuesday Adamo’s immediate academic context. The core question of the essay is how the balance between African interpretive concerns and Western scholarly traditions has developed over the last four decades in the Nigerian guild of critical biblical studies. First, the 1980s were characterised by a more or less Western dominance but it saw the beginning of an institutionally and hermeneutically self-conscious Nigerian biblical studies. Second, the early 2020s are still characterised by Western dominance but it sees an increasing interest for interpretive concerns as those voiced by Nigerian biblical scholars. Professor Adamo has been part of the Nigerian guild of biblical studies throughout these four decades and his academic publications serve as an illustration of the material.




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