• Building life-affirming communities

    Posted on April 15, 2019

    In early 2019, Thamsanqa Memela represented the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria when he participated in a mission trip to India with the Council for World Mission, as part of its Face to Face programme.

  • Student with a rare genetic disorder graduates against all odds

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Meet Erika Barnard, a graduate from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Theology. She has Familial Dysautonomia, an extremely rare genetic disorder that significantly impairs the function of her entire autonomic nervous system.

  • Student skips graduation to join #Walk4Access initiative

    Posted on April 05, 2019

    Historical debt is an issue close to Mathias Shunmugam’s heart. The SRC member and Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Religion skipped his graduation ceremony on 3 April to join the #Walk4Access initiative.

  • Emergent researchers descend on Stellenbosch

    Posted on April 03, 2019

    In late March of 2019, Luc Kabongo represented the Faculty of Theology and Religion at an Emergent Researchers conference.

  • Prof Ernest van Eck appointed as Head of Department

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    On 13 March 2019, the Faculty of Theology and Religion hosted the inaugural lecture of Professor Ernest van Eck.

  • Urban theology in the spotlight in new book

    Posted on March 19, 2019

    Dr Stephan de Beer of the Department of Practical Theology was editor of a newly published scholarly book.

  • Berlin meets Pretoria on the role of religion in sustainable development

    Posted on February 13, 2019

    During the week of 27 to 31 January 2019, students and lecturers from the departments of Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Humboldt University of Berlin (HU), had the opportunity to attend a seminar at UP, entitled ‘Religious Communities and Sustainable Development...

  • From Pretoria to Germany: Studying at UP can really take you places

    Posted on February 12, 2019

    Tshwanelo, a student in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, had the opportunity to interview Siyaphiwa Maphanga, who has just returned from Germany.

  • New book on youth ministry published

    Posted on December 09, 2018

    Prof Malan Nel, extraordinary professor in the Department of Practical Theology, published a book entitled Youth Ministry: An Inclusive Missional Approach in December 2018.

  • Dean’s Merit Awards 2018

    Posted on November 29, 2018

    On 31 October, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Prof Jerry Pillay, honoured several of his 2018 graduates during the Dean’s Merit Awards Ceremony 2018, held in the Merensky Library auditorium.

  • German delegates ‘inspired and impressed’ by UP theology conference

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    The University of Pretoria’s Department of Practical Theology recently hosted a conference in collaboration with Humboldt University of Berlin, the theme of which was “Consultation on African Pentecostal and independent churches’ approaches to development”.

  • Practical theologians contribute to book

    Posted on October 15, 2018

    The volume Pluralisation and Social Change. Dynamics of Lived Religion in South Africa and Germany was presented to Prof Wilhelm Gräb

  • Sexuality scrutinised during Old Testament conference

    Posted on October 02, 2018

    The Department of Old Testament Studies hosted its eighteenth ProPent conference from 1 to 3 September 2018.

  • Dr Peter White awarded an NRF fellowship

    Posted on September 28, 2018

    Dr Peter White has been nominated as a fellow for the 2018 Tuks Young Research Leader Programme.

  • Young Theologians win big during 2018 SRC elections at UP

    Posted on September 25, 2018

    The Faculty of Theology and Religion is pleased to announce that three of its students have been elected to serve on the Student Representative Council of the University of Pretoria from 2018 to 2019.

  • Canadian New Testament scholar awarded honorary doctorate by UP

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    The Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria, during its Spring graduation ceremony last week, conferred an honorary doctorate on Prof John Kloppenborg, Professor of Religion at the University of Toronto, for his contribution to the study of the New Testament.

  • Old Testament Studies convenes international specialists at seminar

    Posted on September 06, 2018

    The Department of Old Testament Studies in UP’s Faculty of Theology and Religion hosted the ProPsalms and ProProphets Seminar 2018 on 30 and 31 August.

  • Faculty administrator contributes to Mandela memorial book

    Posted on August 16, 2018

    Within any university context, the publication of articles, chapters and even entire books is a common occurrence, among academics. Senior management assistant in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria (UP), Tania Arrison, bucked this trend by writing a chapter in a...

  • Botswana mission exposure trip

    Posted on July 27, 2018

    From 23 June to 1 July 2018, Theology and Religion student Tswanelo Serumola had the life-changing opportunity to go on a mission trip to two different places of Botswana

  • Jesus’ Healing and Shalom

    Posted on July 23, 2018

    Because of the vision and great efforts of Dr Zorodzai Dube, the Department of New Testament and Related Literature was honoured to host a conference with the theme The Reception of Jesus in Mediterranean and Contemporary Societies on 5 and 6 July 2018.

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