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CURRICULUM VITAE

ADERIBIGBE, IBIGBOLADE. SIMON, Ph.D.

Home Address
750, Gaines School Road
Apt. B. 28,
Athens GA
(706) 850- 6580
iaderibi@uga.edu

Present Position:
Assistant Professor,
Department of Religion/ African Studies Institute
The University of Georgia.
E-mail- iaderibi@uga.edu

Education:
• Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy and Religious Studies, Upper Class, University of Ibadan,
Nigeria. June,1979
• Masters of Arts – Religious Studies, (Philosophy of Religion) University of Ibadan,
Nigeria. July, 1984
• Doctor of Philosophy – Religious Studies, (Philosophy of Religion) University of Ibadan,
Nigeria July, 2001.

Computer Skills:
• Hardware: IBM PCs and compatibles.
• Software: Microsoft Office.

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Specialty:
Philosophy of Religion; African Traditional Religions; World Religions; Comparative study of
Religions; Religions of African Diaspora; Sociology of Religion; Christian and Biblical Studies;

Professional Experience:
1. August 1980- March 1981, Teacher, Federal Girls College, Oyo, Nigeria.

2. April 1981- October 1985, Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Oyo State College
Of Education, Ilesa, Nigeria

3. January 1986-January 1990, Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies Lagos State


. College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria

4. February 1990- January 2007, Senior Lecturer and Chair, Department of Religions, Lagos
State University, Ojo, Lagos Nigeria

5. September 2007 – July 2008, Adjunct Faculty, Africana Studies Department, University
Of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, USA

6. October 2007 – July2008, Adjunct Faculty, New Life Theological Seminary, Charlotte,
NC, USA.

7. August 2008 – till date, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and African Studies
Institute, University of Georgia.

Publications:

1. Books:
Gbolade Aderibigbe, (2005) Thomas Aquinas’ Demonstration of God’ Existence: A
Contemporary Perspective

Gbolade Aderibigbe & Johnson-Bashua, A. O., (1999), Readings in Concepts and Practice of
Religion

Gbolade Aderibigbe, (1999), Fundamentals of Philosophy of Religion

Ibigbolade Aderibigbe & Daniel Oguntola, (1997), Topical Issues in African Religion

2. Co-Edited Books:
Gbola Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin, (2001), Religion: Study and Practice

Aderibigbe, I. S.& Seriki, I. A., (2000), A New Approach to Teaching Religions in

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Tertiary Institutions

Gbolade Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin, (2000), Religion and the Environment

Gbolade Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin, (1999), Religion and the Family

Gbolade Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin, (1995), Religion and Politics

Gbolade Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin, (1994), Religion, Medicine and Healing

3. Chapters in Books:
 Aderibigbe, I. S. “Religion and Sexuality: An Appraisal of Religious Beliefs Responses to
the Abortion Problem” in Religion, Governance and Development.(2006) R. A. Raji (et. al.)
Ilorin NASR. PP 53-75.

Aderibigbe, I, S. “Traditional Healing System among the Yoruba in Traditional and


Modern Health System; (2007); Toyin Falola &Matthew M. Heaton (Eds), 365-380

Gbolade Aderibigbe &Johnson-Bashua, A. O, ‘Beliefs in African Religion’ in General


Studies Book of Readings; Vol. 2, (2007) D. F. Asaju (Ed), 384-364

Gbolade Aderibigbe, ‘Sociology of Religion’ in General Studies Book of Readings, Vol.3


D. F. Asaju (Ed) 98-121

Aderibigbe, I. S. ‘Abortion among the Yoruba’ in The Yoruba in Transition, History,


Values, and Modernity; (2006), Toyin Falola & Ann Genova (Eds), 227-246

Gbolade Aderibigbe; ‘Definition of religion’ in Religion: Study and Practice (2001)


Gbolade Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin (Ed), 1-5

Gbolade Aderibigbe; ‘The Study of Religion’ in Ibid, 39-57

Gbolade Aderibigbe; ‘Religion and Human Ethics’ in Ibid 85-107

Aderibigbe, I. S.; ‘Constitutional Provisions on Religion in Nigeria: An Appraisal of


The Christian Role and Challenges’ in Christianity and Contemporary Issues,(1995)
Oshun, C. O. (Ed), 30-40

Aderibigbe, I. S. & Akpata, S. A. ‘Resources in the Study of Religion’ in A New


Approach To Teaching Religion In Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria (2001),
Aderibigbe, I.S. and Seriki, I. A.(Eds), 71-77

Aderibigbe I. S. ‘Morality: The Christian and African Religion Perspective’ in Ibid 40-51

Gbolade Aderibigbe; ‘Religious Ethics as Environmental Catalyst for Social Ideology: An

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Appraisal of Calvinism and Capitalism’, in Religion and the Environment; (2000),
Gbolade Aderibigbe &Deji Ayegboyin (Eds) 24-33

Gbolade Aderibigbe; ’Introduction to Ethics’ in Fundamentals of Christian Studies


(1999),D. F. Asaju et el (Eds), 12-24
Gbolade Aderibigbe & Johnson-Bashua, A. O. ‘Father (Parental)- Projection Theory as
Origin of Religion: An Appraisal’ in Religion and the Family;(1999), Gbolade Aderibigbe
& Deji Ayegboyin (Eds), 1-7

Gbolade Aderibigbe; ‘Secularity of State and State-Religion Relationship in Nigeria: A


Critical Appraisal’ in Religion and Politics (1995), Gbola Aderibigbe & Deji Ayegboyin
(Eds), 1-11

Gbola Aderibigbe; ‘Christianity, State Secularity and Nigeria’s Third Republic’ in Religious
Religious Challenges in Nigeria (1994), D. F. Asaju (Ed), 30-40

Aderibigbe, I. S. ‘African Religions in Lagos’ in Fundamentals of General Studies (i995)


Noah, A. O. K. (Ed.) 201-248

Aderibigbe, I, S. ‘Moral Issues in African Traditional Religions’; in Religious Understanding,


(1993), Abubakare,D. et al, (Eds),229-314

Gbola Aderibigbe; ‘Religion and State Relationship in America and Nigeria: A Comparative
Analysis’ in Religion, Society and Nation Building in Nigeria (1993), Gbolade Aderibigbe
& Deji Ayegboyin (Eds), 23-30

Gbola Aderibigbe; ‘Religious Education in Nigerian Secondary Schools: An Appraisal of the


Missing Links’ in Religion and Education, (1991) Gbolade Aderibigbe & Seriki; I. A
(Eds), 4-8

Aderibigbe, I. S. ‘Muslims and Christians in Nigeria: A history of Tolerance and Peaceful


Co-existence’ In Nigerian Studies in Religious Tolerance, Vol. 111, Religion and Nation
Building (1990), 135-158.

4. Articles in Referred Journals:


Aderibigbe, I. S. ’Exclusivist and Inclusivist Traditions in Religious Relations and Nation
Building in Nigeria; Religions; Journal of Nigerian Association for the Study of
Religions
(vol.15&16, December 2002), 3-10

Gbola Aderibigbe, ‘African Religion and Christianity in Dialogue: An Appraisal of the


African Perspective’, in Africa Marburgensia (XXX1122, 1999), 39-56

Gbola Aderibigbe, ‘Yoruba Cosmology as a Theory of Creation: Limits and Assets’ in


Asia Journal of Theology, (Vol. 1&2 No. 2, October 1999), 328-338

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Gbola Aderibigbe, ‘The Yoruba Christian and the Dilemma of Cultural Identity: A View
Point’ in IBILE; Journal of Traditions, (Vol.2. No. 2, 1999)

Gbola Aderibigbe, ‘Towards Twenty-First Century Teachers of Christian Religious


Education in Nigerian Schools: An Appraisal’, in Journal of Ethics; (Vol. 4, No. 1,
1996),

Gbola Aderibigbe, ‘Creation- Evolution Controversy: A View Point’ in Religions’ Educator;


(Vol. 4 No. 1, 1996),

Aderibigbe, I. S.,’Of Philosophical Thinking in Religion as Philosophy of Religion: Limits


And Assets’ in Haggadah; LASU Journal of Christian and Philosophical Studies;(Vol. 2
No. 1, 1994), 32-39

Aderibigbe, I. S., ‘Demonstration of God’s Existence in Moral Context: The Kantian


Perspectives’ in Religions’ Educator; (Vol.1. No. 2, 1993), 8- 16

Aderibigbe, I. S., ‘ The Demonstration of God’s Existence: A Reconsideration’ in Bodija


Journal; (Vol.4. No.1, 1993), 28-41

Aderibigbe, I. S., ‘Liberation Theology as a Blend of Christianity and Marxism: Dilemma


And Futility of…’; in Haggadah, (Vol.1 No. 1, 1992), 24-41

Aderibigbe, I. S., ‘The New Educational System (6-3-3-4) in Nigeria: The Place of Religious
Education’; in Journal of Educational Research, (Vol.1, No 1, 1992) 72-82

Aderibigbe, I. S., ‘Towards Uniform Curricula in Religious Education for Primary and
Secondary Schools in Nigeria”; in Nigerian Education Review, (Vol. 1, No. 1, 1992)

Membership of Professional Associations:


• American Academy of Religion. (AAR)
• African Association for the Study of Religions. (AASR)
• African Theological Fellowship. (ATF)
• Nigerian Association for Christian Studies. (NACS)
• International Association of History and Religions. (IHR)
• American Studies Association of Nigeria (ASA).
• Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions and Education. (NASRED)
• Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR)

Presentations at Conferences and Guest Lectures:

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 Aderibigbe, I. S. 2008, ‘African Religion,Globalisation, and Sustainability’( International
Conference on Philosophical Issues and Global Sustainability, University of Ado-Ekiti,
Nigeria, October 29 –November 1,2008).

 Aderibigbe, I. S.2008, ‘Religious Violence and Religious Peace Making in Multi-Religious


Nations: Nigerian Post Independence Experience’.(SSSR/RRA Annual Meeting, October
18 -20,2008, Louisiana, USA.)
Aderibigbe, I. S. 2006, ‘Yoruba Orisas, Elegun Sango and the Global Diversity of Spirit
Possessions’. International Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora
-11 (CIAD) Salvador, Brazil.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 2005, ‘Contemporary Trends in Yoruba Traditional Healing System: An


Appraisal’, African Talk, African Studies Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 2005, ‘The Gelede Masquerade: A Celebration of Yoruba Religion and Art’
Africana Studies Department, University of North Carolina At Charlotte, USA.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 2005, ‘Yoruba Traditional Healing System: An Appraisal’, African


Health and Illness Conference; University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 2004, ‘Diffused Monotheism: A Demonstration of African Belief


In the Supreme Being’, African Talk, African Studies Institute, University of Georgia,
Athens, USA.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 2004 ‘Religion and Constitutionality in Nigeria: The Christian Challenge’,
Christianity in the 21st Century Conference, Upsala, Sweden.

Aderibigbe, I. S. 2004, ‘Abortion among the Yoruba: An Appraisal’, Conference on Yoruba


Perspectives, University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 1995, ‘Yoruba Christians and the Dilemma of Cultural Identity’, Annual
Conference of Nigerian Association for the Study of Religion, Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 1994, ’Secularity of State, and State –Relation Relationship in Nigeria’,
Conference on Christianity and Contemporary Issues, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 1991 ‘Towards a New Breed of teachers for the Future of Christian Religious
Education in Nigeria: An Appraisal’, Conference on Christianity and Social Issues,
Bodija, Nigeria.

Aderibigbe, I. S., 1991, ‘Religion and State –Relationship in United States of America and the
Nigerian Experience’, American Studies Association of Nigeria Conference on Population,
Civilization, Migration, Civil Liberties and Other Issues: The American Dream, Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

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Conferences Attended Without Presentation:
 American Academy of Religion, 2008, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.

American Academy of Religion, 2007, Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA.

African Association for the Study of Religions, 2002, OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions, (NASRED), 1999, Annual Conference,
Ondo, Nigeria.

African Theological Fellowship, 1999, Workshop on Study of Religious Education, Institute


Of Church and Society, Ibadan, Nigeria.

African Association for the Study of Religions, 1998, Symposium on the Study of Religions,
Institute of Religion and Society, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions and Education, 1998, Annual Conference,
Saint Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria.

Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions and Education, 1997, Annual Conference,
Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

University and Community Services:


• Chair, Department of Religions Lagos State University, Nigeria,(August 2005-Jan.
2007)
• Member, Lagos State University Senate, (August 2005-January 2007)
• Member, Board of Post-graduate School, Lagos State University, (September 2004-
January 2007)
• Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University Chapter,
(2000-2003)
• Member, Board of Governors, Iba Estate Secondary School, Iba, Lagos, Nigeria,
(2000-2003).
• Chairman, Parents-Teachers Association, Fakeyesi, Comprehensive College, Iba,
Lagos, Nigeria, (1997-1999)
• President, Lagos State University Senor Staff Club, (1998-2000)
• Coordinator, Diploma in Christian Studies Program, Department of Religions Lagos
State University, (1997-1998 & 1999-2001)
• Member, Lagos state University Ceremonies Committee, (1996-1998)
• Head of Unit, Christian Studies Unit, Department of religions, Lagos State University,
(1996-1998)
• Member, Staff Welfare Committee, Lagos State University, (1994-1991996 &2001-
2003)

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• Member, Appointment and Promotion Committee, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State
University, 1995-January 2007).
• Member, Curriculum Committee, Lagos State University, (1993-1995).
• Secretary, Editorial Board, Xristo LASU Journal, Department of Religions, Lagos
State University, (1997-January 2007).
• Examination Officer, & Time-Table Officer, Department of Religions, & Philosophy
Lagos State University, (1991-1995).
• Editor, Nigerian Association For the Study of Religions and Education, NASR

.REFEREES:

1 Tanure Ojaide, Ph.D.


Frank Porter Graham Professor,
Africana Studies Department,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
9201, University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 29223-0001
Email: tojaide@uncc.edu
Phones: 704-537-1628, 704-547-2665.

2. Professor P. A. Dopamu,
Professor of African Traditional Religions,
Department of Religions,
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Phone : +2348037261064
E-mail : adedopamu@yahoo.com

3. Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani Ph.D


Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora History,
Department of History and Geography,
College of Liberal Arts
Morgan State University
Holmes Hall
Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251
Email: htijani@jewel.morgan.edu
Phone : 443/885/3190,

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