Dr. Michael Enyinwa Okoronkwo (53) is a Catholic Priest from the Diocese of Umuahia. He joined the National Open University in 2013, Before joining the University system as full-time lecturer, he worked as a research Assistant/lecturer at University of Bonn, Germany. He was also a guest lecturer in Abia State University Uturu, Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, Catholic Theological Institute of West Africa (CIWA) Port Harcourt. He also served as the Diocesan secretary, Bishop’ Secretary, and later the Director for Special Duties.
Dr Okoronkwo holds PhD in New Testament Exegesis (Bonn, Germany). He has also MSc in Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management (IMSU, Nigeria) and in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (NOUN, Nigeria). He is presently working on various academic projects:
The Septuagint as the New Testament Scripture Lexical Classification and Count of the New Testament Greek Text Conflict Management and Igbo Rhetoric in Chinua Achebe Works.
- Co-ordinator, New Testament Studies
- Admission Officer, Faculty of Arts
- New Testament Exegesis and Cultural Studies
- Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
- Igbo Ethnolinguistic Studies
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2001). Conflict Management in Igbo Rhetoric. A Contribution to Igbo Ethnolinguistics and Inculturation Theology. Bonn, Germany: Börengasse.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2001). The Jerusalem Compromise as a Conflict-Resolution Model. A Rhetoric-Communicative Analysis of Acts 15 in the Light of Modern Linguistics (Vol. 1). (H.-J. Findeis, Ed.) Bonn, Germany: Borengässer.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2002, July-Dec). Christ as the ‘Firstborn’ in Igbo Ecclesiology of ‘Church-as-Family’ — A Biblical, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropological Reflection on the African Synod and its Implications for Igbo Church,” , Journ. Bigard Theological Studies, 22, 36-62 .
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2011, June). A Critical Review of Paul Tillich’s Systematic Theology on the Origin of Sin and Its Ecumenical Implications. Koinonia, 5(1), 113-134 .
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2011). Chukwu and the God of Christians: A Hermeneutic Understanding of the God of Monotheistic Religions through Igbo Cosmo-Ontology. Journal of Inculturation Theology, 12(1 & 2), 123-140.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2011, December). The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus in the Qur’an — An Exegetical Analysis of Sura 4 from a Historical-Critical Perspective. A Contribution Towards Christian-Muslim Dialogue. The Oracle, International Journal of Culture, Religion and society, 3(1), 3-25.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2012). Exegetical Analysis of Alleged ‘Anti-Temple’ in Acts. ANDAH, 5, 207-227.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2012). Igbo Concept of Time and Its Sacredness: A Consideration for a New Approach to Proclamation and Inculturation. Oracle, 3(2), 105-112.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2013). CTH 152: Marriage and Family. NOUN Courseware . Lagos: National Open University of Nigeria.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2013). CTH 217: The Prophets. NOUN Courseware. Lagos: National Open University of Nigeria.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (Reviewer). (2013). CTH 321: God and Revelation. NOUN Courseware. Lagos: National Open University of Nigeria.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2013). The Menace of Boko Haram and the Christian Response. A New Testament Perspective of Luke 9:51-56. International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences (BEST: IJHAMS), 1(2), 77-90.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2013). The Role of ‘the Twelve’ in Acts: A Model for the Witnessing Church. In Theresa Okure, L. Ijezie, & C. Umoh (Ed.), The Bible on Faith and Evangelisation. 6. Port Harcourt: Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2013). πρωτοτοκος in Colossians 1:15-20: A Literary and Socio-Religious Inquiry into the Meaning and Significance for Christology” in Colossian 1:15-20. International Journal of Theology and Reformed Tradition (IJTRT), 5, 176-197.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2014). Logical-Semantic Evaluation of the Identity Problem of the τινες in Acts 15:1.5. A Contribution to an Interdisciplinary Biblical Exegesis. In A. V. Findeis, B. O. Ukwuegbu, C. E. Anya, M. E. Okoronkwo, & U. Vollmer (Eds.), He is Not Far from Any of Us. Festschrift for Hans-Jürgen Findeis (pp. 187-200). Bonn, Germany: Bier’sche Verlagsanstalt.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2014). Of What Use is the Sword for the Disciples of Jesus? A Discourse Analysis of Luke 22:35-38 in the Light of New Testament Ethics on Non-Violence. Scriptura 113, 113(1), 1-16.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2014). The Socio-Cultural Empowerment of the Young Timothy and Its Relevance for Insider Evangelisation (Acts 16:1-3). In F. Nwaigbo (Ed.), Theology and Youth Empowerment for Integral Transformation in Africa. 25, pp. 275-289. Port Harcourt: CIWA Publications.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2015). Marriage and Sexuality (1 Cor. 7): The Relevance and Non-Relevance of Verses 17-24. In F. Nwaigbo (Ed.), Theology and Family in the African Context. 26, pp. 317-333. Port Harcourt: CIWA Publications.
- Okoronkwo, M. E. (2016). The Concept of Mercy as a Challenge to Discipleship. International Journal of Research in Arts and Social Sciences (IJRASS), 9(1), 193-203.
- Okoronkwo, M. E., Findeis, A. V., Ukwuegbu, B. O., Anya, C. E., & Vollmer, U. (Eds.). (2014). He is Not Far from Any of Us. Festschrift for Hans-Jürgen Findeis. Bonn: Bier’sche Verlagsanstalt.
- Co-Founder, UCL Nigeria
- Co-Founder, Afrika Forum, Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät, Universität Bonn
- Chairman, Mic-Helen Agro Food Resources Venture.