Acheampong Stephen Owoahene


Dr. Stephen AcheampongA theologian and a sociologist, Stephen Owoahene Acheampong is currently a Research Fellow/Lecturer and the Coordinator of the Religions and Philosophy Section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. He is also currently the Academic Coordinator, Trent-in-Ghana Program (Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, and Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon). He holds a Master's and a PhD in the Interdisciplinary Study of Theology and Sociology from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, a Licentiate (STL) and a Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD) from Regis College, University of Toronto. He has taught at the New College, the Regis College, and the Department of Philosophy, all in the University of Toronto, Canada, and also at the St. Paul's Seminary, Sowutuom, Accra. His interests are in the areas of religion, culture, development, philosophy, health, illness, healing and medicine in Africa, social ethics/justice issues, and the African Diaspora. He is the coordinator of the African Thinkers Project, UG-Carnegie/Institute of African Studies Project


Recent Works 

  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. (Ed.). African Studies and Knowledge Production, (in press).
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. Knowledge Creation for National Advancement: An Introduction. In
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. (Ed.). African Studies and Knowledge Production (in press).
  • Awedoba, A. K. & Owoahene-Acheampong, S. Notions of Twins and Socio-cultural Implications in some Ghanaian Societies. In Owoahene Acheampong, S. (Ed.). African Studies and Knowledge Production (in press).
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. Postmodernism and Diversity and the Question of Religious and Cultural Pluralism. The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming).
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. 2012. Freelance Preachers in Ghana's Capital. International Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 3, No 1, 3-19.
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. 2010. Keeping faith with the ancestors: the preservation and practice of African traditions among the Maroons of Suriname. Universitas, Vol. 12, 89-104.
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. & Elisa Vasconi. 2010. Recognition and Integration of Traditional Medicine in Ghana: A Perspective. Research Review, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1-17.
  • Owoahene-Acheampong, S. 2009. African Independent Churches: Their Relations to Missionary Christianity and African Traditional Religion. Mission, Vol. XVI-No. 1, 123-136.
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