Supervisors and Expertise

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 ExpertiseSynoptic 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 Zorodzai (Zoro) Dube

Senior Lecturer (New Testament and Related Literature)

QualificationBA, BA (Hons), MPhil (New Testament), DPhil (New Testament)

Field of ExpertiseSynoptic 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: 4; Doctorates: 1

Email: [email protected]za


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