Meet the researchers

Prof Jerry Pillay

Dean (Systematic and Historical Theology)

Qualification: B.Th (hons.) (UKZN), M.Th (UKZN), PhD (UCT), D.D (H.C - RUD

Field of Expertise: African Christianity and Development, African and Reformed Christianity, Reformation and Reformed Theology, Ecumenical history and Theology South African Church History

Masters: 3; Doctorates: 1

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Ernest Van Eck 

Deputy Dean & Head of Department (New Testament and Related Literature)

Qualification: BA, BA Hon (Greek), MA (Greek), BD, MDiv (New Testament), DD (New Testament)

Field of Expertise: Synoptic gospels, Pauline studies, Gospel of Thomas, Socio-scientific criticism, African Hermeneutics, Narratology, Diaspora hermeneutics, Historical-criticism, Parables, Historical-Jesus-studies, Sexuality and gender in the New Testament; Ethnicity, Religion and faith

Masters: 48; Doctorates: 21

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Dirk J Human

Head of Department (Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures)

Qualification: BA Admission, BA Hons (Semitic Languages), MA (Semitic Languages), BD, DD (Old Testament Studies)

Field of Expertise: Old Testament Studies, OT Poetic Literature, Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Old Testament Theology

Masters: 44 ; Doctorates: 16 ; PostDocs: 8

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Alphonso Groenewald

Associate Professor (Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures)

Qualification: BA, BA Hon (Semitic Languages), BD, MA (Semitic Languages), DTh (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Field of Expertise: Psalms and Prophetic Literature, Isaiah

Masters: 3; Doctorates: 2

Email: [email protected]

 

Dr Gerda de Villiers

Part-time Lecturer (Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures)

Qualification: DLitt (Semitical Languages), PhD (Old Testament)

Field of Expertise: Semitical languages,Old Testament Studies, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Ancient Myths, Ancient Religions

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Ananda Geyser-Fouché

Senior Lecturer (Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures)

Qualification: BA, BA Hon (Semitic Languages), BD, MA (Semitic Languages), PhD (Old Testament)

Field of Expertise: Old Testament Studies, Wisdom Literature, Narratives & Historiography – Chronicles, Ruth, Ezra, Nehamiah, Apocalyptic literature, Qumran Studies

Masters: 1

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Esias E Meyer

Senior Lecturer (Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures)

Qualification: BA (US), BA Hon (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) (US), BD (US), MA (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) (US), DTh (Old Testament) (US)

Field of Expertise: Pentateuch, Leviticus

Masters: 4 ;  Doctorates: 1

Email: [email protected]
 

Prof Yolanda Dreyer

Professor (Practical Theology)

Qualification: BA (UP), BD (UP), ThM (Princeton) DD (UP), PhD (UP)

Field of Expertise: Practical Theology, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Gender Studies, Pastoral Psychology

Masters: 11; Doctorates: 11

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Johann-Albrecht Meylahn

Associate Professor (Practical Theology)

Qualification: BTh (HON), 1ST & 2ND THEOL. EXAM (UELCSA), PhD (UP) PhD (VU AMSTERDAM))

Field of Expertise: Practical Theology, Pastoral Care, Congregational Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Masters: 27; Doctorates: 1; PostDocs: 2

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Stephan de Beer

Director (Centre for Contextual Ministry Practical Theology)

Qualification: BA (Theol), BA (Hons) (Greek), BD, DD (Practical Theology)

Field of Expertise: Contextual and liberation theologies, Urban theology and urban ministry, Diaconal studies and community development, Practical theology

Masters: 14; Doctorates: 2

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Danie Veldsman

Head of Department (Systematic and Historical Theology)

Qualification: BA (UPE), BA (Hons: Greek) (UP), BD (UP), DD (UP)

Field of Expertise: Systematic Theology: Religious Experience, Evolutionary Theology, Theology and Science Dialogue

Masters: 15; Doctorates: 32 Postdocs: 1

Email: [email protected]
 

Dr Tanya Van Wyk

Senior Lecturer (Systematic and Historical Theology)

Qualification: BTh, MDiv, MTh, PhD

Field of Expertise: The notion of ‘reconciling diversity’ within the fields of: theological anthropology, ecclesiology; doctrine of the Trinity, political theology

Masters: 4

Email: [email protected]

 

Dr Zorodzai (Zoro) Dube

Senior Lecturer (New Testament and Related Literature)

Qualification: BA, BA (Hons), MPhil (New Testament), DPhil (New Testament)

Field of Expertise: Synoptic gospels (with special interest in Mark's gospel), Studying the history, social and economic background of the New Testament, Social-scientific reading of New Testament texts, Migration and trade routes during NT times (with specific focus on Egypt), African hermeneutics 

Masters: 4; Doctorates: 6

Email: [email protected]

 

Dr Hanré Janse van Rensburg

Senior Lecturer (New Testament and Related Literature)

Qualification: BTh, MA (Ancient Languages and Culture), MDiv, MTh (New Testament), DTh (New Testament)

Field of Expertise: Eschatological, apocalyptic, and apocryphal literature, Ancient identities and intersectional identity formation through texts, The Book of Revelation, Social-scientific criticism, Reader-response criticism, Speech act theory (focusing on orality), Affective/performance studies (focusing on embodiment), Ritual studies (focusing on a ritual/functional analysis) 

Masters: 3

Email: [email protected]za

 

Prof Johan van der Merwe

Associate Professor (Systematic and Historical Theology)

Qualification: B.A.Theol., B.A. Hons. Sementic Languages, B.D., D.D., M.Div.

Field of Expertise: South African Church in the 20th Century, History of the Dutch Reformed Church, Church and Society in a post-apartheid SA

Masters: 4; Doctorates: 4

 Email: [email protected]
 

Prof Wim Dreyer

Senior Lecturer (Systematic and Historical Theology)

Qualification: BA, BD, DD (UP), PhD (Practical Theology) (UP)

Field of Expertise: Historical Theology (John Calvin, Karl Bath), Comparative Ecclesiology, Mission History, Church Polity, Public Theology

Masters: 6; Doctorates: 1

Email: [email protected]
 

Dr Attie van Niekerk

Director (Centre for Sustainable Communities)

Qualification: BA BD DD (Pret.)

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

Dr Maniraj Sukdaven

Senior Lecturer (Religion Studies)

Qualification: BTheol (UDW), MA (Missiology) (UFS), PhD (Religion Studies) (UFS)

Field of Expertise: Missiology, Hinduism, World Religions, Religion and Ethics, Manuscript Studies (African Written Heritage)

Masters: 5; Doctorates: 2

Email: [email protected]

 

Prof Jaco Beyers

Associate Professor (Religion Studies), Programme Manager (Biblical and Religious Studies)

Qualification: BA, BA Hons (Semitic Languages), MDiv (Old Testament Science), BD DD (Science of Religion)

Field of Expertise: World Religions, Theology of religion and religions, Secularization, Inter-religious dialogue

Masters:  5; Doctorates: 3

Email: [email protected]
 

Dr Jacques Beukes

Position: Senior Lecturer  

Qualification: BTh (Stell), MDiv (Stell), LTh (Stell), PhD (Stell)

Email: [email protected]

 

Dr Buhle Mpofu

Position: Senior Lecturer  

Qualification: PhD (UKZN), M.Phil (Stell), BTh. Hons (UKZN)

Email: [email protected]

 

 

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