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Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim-Adasi

Research Fellow
Religions & Philosophy

Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi, a Presbyterian, is currently a Research Fellow with the Religions and Philosophy Section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Currently, she is the Seminar Coordinator of the Thursday Seminar Series of the Institute.  She holds an MPhil in African Studies from the Institute of African Studies, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in the Study of Religions both from the University of Ghana, Legon.  Her research interests are on Mission and African Christianity, Christianity and Society, Spirituality, Culture, Gender, Indigenous Religions and Women Empowerment. She has extensively researched on Women’s leadership roles in the Church, Priestesses, shrines and sacred spaces in African Indigenous Religions.

Selected Publications

Book: Adasi, G. S. (2016). Gender and Change: Roles and Challenges of Ordained Women Ministers in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Accra: GAVOSS Education Plc. Ltd.

Adasi, G. S. Post Women’s Ordination: Renewal of Roles in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (1976-2016), (in press).

Adasi, G. S. “Wives of the gods.” The works and lives of three Ghanaian Priestesses, (ongoing).

Adasi, G. S. The Mission of God and the Good News: Cases of Three Selected Prophetesses in Ghana and Nigeria. (Ongoing)

Adasi, G. S. Seeking For Good Health: Interrogating the Patronage and Usage of Prayer Camps and Shrines as Health Care Providers. (Ongoing)

Adasi, G. S. (2017, September). “Gender and Marriage: The case of the Ordained Women in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.” EBSU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 7 (1)

Adasi, G. S. (2015). “Negotiating female roles and social integration in the church and society: The case of Ghanaian women.” EBSU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 6 (1).

Conferences Attended

Adasi, G. S. (2018, July) “Ghanaian Priestesses: Spirituality, Tolerance and Complexities of Some Selected Women.” 2018 Consultation of African and African Diasporan Women in Religion and Theology on the theme, “Embodying Courage: Black Women and Girls’ Lives Matter. Salvador, Bahia, BRAZIL. (Forthcoming)

Adasi, G. S. (2018, July) “The Prophetic Movement and the Politics of Representation in Ghanaian Media.” Christianity and the Public Sphere in Africa and Asia. Hope University, Liverpool, UK. (Forthcoming)

Adasi, G. S. (2018, June) “Christianity, Women, Scripture And Prayer In The Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches In Ghana.” Scripture, Prayer and Worship in the History of Missions and World Christianity. New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. (Forthcoming)

Adasi, G. S. (2018, June) “Faith Shopping: Interrogating the Congregational Choices Among Young Adults in Ghana.” International Conference on “Religion and the 21st Century City: Openings and Closures” University of Ghana, Legon. (Forthcoming)

Adasi, G. S. (2018, January) “Perspectives of Singleness and marriage of women in Ghana” An International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be organize by The World Christianity & History of Religions Program (Dept. of History & Ecumenics) Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA.

Adasi, G. S. (2017, October) Chair “African Studies and Global Politics” session 5.4 contemporary religious movements. African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 2nd Biennial Conference University of Ghana, Legon.

Adasi, G. S. (2017, October). Ghanaian Priestesses Beyond Spiritual Healing: Nana Akua Oparebea, Ama Ayebia and Nana Boadi Baakan Wooba. African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 2nd Biennial Conference University of Ghana, Legon.

Teaching Courses

AFST 616 Islam and Christianity in Africa; AFST 615 Traditional religions in Africa; UGRC 229 Culture and Development

Professional Affiliations

Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians

African and African Diaspora Women in Theology and Religion

The African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR)

Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

American Academy of Religion (AAR)

Association of Africa Traditional Religion and Philosophy Scholars (AATREPS)

African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA)

International Association for the History of Religions IAHR

American Society of Missiology