Samuel K. Elolia
Professor of Theology and World Christianity
• Ph.D. University of Toronto
• M.A., Acadia University
• B.Th., Tyndale University College and Seminary
• Diploma, Scott Theological College
• Religion, Conflict and Democracy in Modern Africa: A Civil Society’s Pursuit for Political Engagement, Editor
• Complete bibliography
5 years ministry experience
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“Kip” Elolia, born and reared in Kenya, became a Christian during his teenage years.
He received his Diploma from Scott Theological College in Kenya, the B.Th. from Tyndale University College and Seminary, the M.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and the Ph.D. from Trinity College, University of Toronto. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “Christianity and African Religions
and Culture in Kenya: An Encounter Between the Africa Inland Mission and Marakwet Belief Systems and Culture.”
Kip taught for six years at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wis. Before that, he was a Hannah Cairns Fellow at Trinity College, University of Toronto, for a year, a tutor of graduate students for three years in the same institution, and a teacher in the Kerio Valley Secondary School
in Kenya. He has also served as a youth minister.
Dr. Elolia has made several presentations at professional meetings and has contributed to several published works. His recent book, Religion, Conflict and Democracy in Modern Africa: A Civil Society’s Pursuit for Political Engagement
was published in 2012. He is currently working on a book on Christian identity in Africa. He has been active in the academic community, serving on the board of a gang prevention program in Green Bay and as chair for the board for racial unity in northeast Wisconsin.
The Elolia family includes his wife, Robin, and two children.