Mercy Amba Oduyoye

MERCY AMBA ODUYOYE is a Ghanaian Methodist theologian. She is currently the director of the Institute of African Women in Religion and Culture at Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana. Oduyoye earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Ghana in 1963, a second bachelor's degree from Cambridge University in 1965, and a master's degree from Cambridge in 1969. From 1967-1979, she was youth education secretary for the World Council of Churches; from 1987–1994, she was Deputy General Secretary for the same organization. She has taught at Harvard University, Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Oduyoye has written four books and over eighty articles focusing on Christian theology from a feminist and African perspective.