Theology at the University of Pretoria – 100 years: (1917–2017) Past, present and future

Volume editor
Dirk J. Human

Synopsis

In this scholarly book, a century’s theology presented by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria is celebrated, examining perspectives on the past, present and future. The past is not only portrayed by means of societal and scientific contributions and achievements, but the authors also reflect on malfunctions, unfitting behaviour and disappointments of church and theology within the South African context over 100 years.

With regard to scientific and encyclopaedic content, the book focuses on the theological disciplines presented in the academic curricula: first the biblical sciences (Old and New Testament Studies), then the historical disciplines (Systematic Theology, Church History and Church Polity), and finally the practical disciplines (Practical Theology, Science of Religion and Missiology). The role of Religion Studies in a newly established Faculty of Theology and Religion not only enhances the diversity of interreligious tolerance and an atmosphere of dialogue, but it serves as platform to interconnect with the fields of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences and other academic disciplines.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Rethinking research impact by Theology and Religious Studies with references to the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria
    Johan Buitendag, Corneliu C. Simut
  • Chapter 2
    Old Testament Studies at the University of Pretoria: Glimpses of the past and future
    Dirk J. Human, Alphonso Groenewald, E. E. Meyer, Ananda Geyser-Fouché, Sampson S. Ndoga, Gerda E. de Villiers
  • Chapter 3
    Celebratory nostalgia: Reflecting on the work and impact of the Department of New Testament Studies at the University of Pretoria
    Hanré Janse van Rensburg
  • Chapter 4
    Finding an academic voice in post-apartheid South Africa: Systematic Theology at the University of Pretoria
    Daniël P. Veldsman, Johan Buitendag, Willem Fourie, Tanya van Wyk
  • Chapter 5
    Historical Theology: Content, methodology and relevance
    Wim A. Dreyer, Jerry Pillay
  • Chapter 6
    The tradition of Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria
    Casparus J. Wepener, Yolanda Dreyer, Johann A. Meylahn
  • Chapter 7
    Science of Religion and Missiology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria: Historical overview, theological discourses and future possibilities
    Cornelius J. Niemandt, Jaco Beyers
  • Chapter 8
    Fathoming Religion Studies: Treading on the spider’s web
    Jaco Beyers
  • Chapter 9
    Transforming curricula into the next century: Doing theology collaboratively with local communities
    Stephanus F. de Beer, Attie S. van Niekerk
  • Chapter 10
    HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies and Verbum et Ecclesia: South African accredited journals with footprint
    Dirk J. Human, Andries G. van Aarde, Daniël P. Veldsman

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