The US Review of Books highly commended John Segun Odeyemi’s book, “Understanding Human Sexuality in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body”

Mihir Shah of The US Review of Books (USRB) reviews John Segun Odeyemi’s book, “Understanding Human Sexuality in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body,” which was praised highly. To quote, “The author goes to great lengths to provide clarity and bridge the gap between traditional discourse in theological works and a world that has been focused more on experiential methodology.”

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John Segun Odeyemi is an accomplished theologian, author, and ordained Catholic priest from the diocese of Ilorin, Nigeria. He received his doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is still closely associated with the department of theology. Odeyemi is the author of five books, each exploring theological themes with depth and insight. Some of his works include “Friendship, Dating, Courtship, and Engagement: A Handbook for Young Catholics” (Iperu-Remo: Ambassador Publishers, 2015) and “The Mass: Through Him, and with Him, and in Him” (Ibadan: Ebony Books and Kreations, 2018). “Pentecostalism and Catholic Ecumenism in Developing Nations: West Africa as a Case Study for a Global Phenomenon. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2019)

He has also published several journal articles and participated in several international theological conferences, publishing regularly as a political commentator in the leading news outlets in his native country. Currently, Odeyemi is a fellow at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) and lectures in the Department of Theology, both at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA. He carries out pastoral duties at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church, where he is a resident priest. With his unique blend of pastoral experience, scholarly rigor, and commitment to social justice, John Segun Odeyemi is a powerful voice in contemporary theology, inspiring readers to deepen their understanding of faith and its role in shaping the world around us.

A thesis called “Understanding Human Sexuality in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body” uses this doctrine as a framework. A look through the lenses of human sexuality was the focal point for finding doctrinal development. To examine and clarify why, in this environment, the Church’s doctrine and teachings on problems of sexuality, marriage, sex, and family life are commonly perceived by many as being outdated and archaic.

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