J. Ayodeji Adewuya, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament

Pentecostal Theological Seminary (formerly Church of God Theological Seminary), Cleveland, Tennessee.

Dr Adewuya's research interests include ‘Communal Holiness’ and the development of an African interpretative approach to Paul’s letters.  He is a regular contributor to Precepts for Living, a Sunday School Commentary for African Americans published by Urban Ministries Inc., Chicago and the Evangelical Commentaries of the Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee.

He is an active member of the Society of Pentecostal Studies, the Wesleyan Theological Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature where he has served as member of the Steering Committee of the Disputed Pauline Literature section since 2006.  He is a fellow of the Institute for Biblical Research.

Select Publications

'2 Cor. 7:1 Against the Backdrop of African Purification Rights', in 1 & 2 Corinthians Texts @ Contexts (Fortress Press, 2013), 67-77.

A Commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians in the International Study Guide series (SPCK, 2009).

'Constructing an African Pentecostal Eschatology, Which Way?', in Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies: World Without End, ed. Peter Althouse and Robby Waddel (Pickwick, 2010), 361-374.

Holiness and Community in 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1: Paul’s View of Communal Holiness in the Corinthian Correspondence (Peter Lang, 2001, 2003).

'Holiness: Reclaiming the Doctrine' in Issues in Contemporary Pentecostalism', in Issues in Contemporary Pentecostalism, ed. R. Keith Whitt and French L. Arrington (Cleveland TN Press, 2012), 273-288.

Paul, Crucifixion and Sanctification in Galatians' in Passover, Pentecost, & Parousia: Studies in Celebration of the Life and Ministry of R. Hollis GauseJPTSS 35 (2010), 90-105.

'Priestly Discourse and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation in 2 Corinthians' in Priestly Discourse in Rhetorical Argumentation, ed. L. Gregory Bloomquist (Symposium, forthcoming).

'The Sacrificial-Missiological Function of Paul's Sufferings in the Context of 2 Corinthians' in Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology, and Practice, ed. Trevor Burk and Brian RosnerLNS 420 (T & T Int'l, 2011).

'The Spiritual Powers of Ephesians 6:10-18 in the Light of African Pentecostal Spirituality', Bulletin for Biblical Research 22:2 (2012) 251-258.

Transformed by Grace: Paul’s Understanding of Holiness in Romans 6-8 (Cascade Books, 2005).

Transformados Por Gracia: Perspectiva Paulina de la Santidad en Romans 6-8 (Cascade Books, 2006). 

Research Supervision

Current: Alesandra Chambo (co-supervisor) 

Email: aadewuya@ptseminary.edu