Paulinus I. Odozor, C.S.Sp.

Paulinus I. Odozor, C.S.Sp.


Primary Field of Study: Moral Theology/Christian Ethics
Secondary Field of Study: World Religions and World Church


Th.D University of Toronto
STD Regis College, Toronto

Research and Training Interests

Working on projects relating to sex and sexuality in an ecumenical age; working on projects about virtues in Africa, etc

Selected Publications

Moral Theology in An age of Renewal: A study of the Catholic Tradition since Vatican II. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame Press, 2003.

Sexuality, Marriage and Family: Readings in the Catholic Tradition. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame Press, 2001.

Africa: Towards Priorities of Mission. Co-edited with Elochukwu Uzukwu. Enugu: SIST Publications, 2000.

Richard McCormick and the Renewal of Moral Theology. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame Press, 1995.

Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Foundational, Methodological and Theological Considerations. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press 2014.


Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp., is a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans). He received his initial formation in Nigeria and did his graduate studies at St Michaels College, Toronto, Regis College, Toronto, and the University of Toronto. Odozor's scholarly interests are in Foundational issues in Christian ethics; history of Catholic moral theology; contextual theological issues, including questions pertaining to inculturation; theology and society; African Christian theology; and the theology of marriage. Fr, Odozor is also an Africanist with interest in African history, African literature, African politics and questions relating to change and contemporary African societies. In addition to being the author of many articles in peer-reviewed publications in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, Fr Odozor has also authored or edited nine books. Fr. Odozor held numerous academic, administrative, and pastoral positions in Nigeria and Canada. He was president of the Governing Council of Spiritan International School of Theology in Enugu, Nigeria(2005-2017) and was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as expert assistant to the 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa.



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