Rev. Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp.

Professor, Theology

Professor, Theology
329 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-4619
+1 574-631-6583


Fr. Odozor's scholarly interests are in Foundational issues in moral theology/Christian ethics; history of moral theology; contextual theological issues, including questions pertaining to inculturation; theology and society; African Christian theology; and the theology of marriage. His major publications include: Moral Theology in An age of Renewal: A study of the Catholic Tradition since Vatican II (Notre Dame Press, 2003); Sexuality, Marriage and Family: Readings in the Catholic Tradition (Notre Dame Press, 2001), editor; Africa: Towards Priorities of Mission (Enugu: SIST Publications, 2000), edited with Elochukwu Uzukwu; and Richard McCormick and the Renewal of Moral Theology (Notre Dame Press, 1995). His most recent book, Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Foundational, Methodological, and Theological Considerations was published in 2014 by Notre Dame Press.  His articles have appeared in journals in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Odozor is currently working on a book that will explore the question of morality and tradition from an African Christian theological perspective.

Before coming to Notre Dame in 1999, Fr. Odozor held numerous academic, administrative, and pastoral positions in Nigeria and Canada. He is currently president of the Governing Council of Spiritan International School of Theology in Enugu, Nigeria.