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Faculty of Theology

Welcome to the Faculty of Theology

The mission of the Faculty of Theology is to serve the church, community and science, bearing in mind our devotion to the African context and sensitivity to the concerns of different Christian traditions of faith. As John Mbiti once said: "You are because we are, we are because you are." Hence, we are proud to count people from across the world among our students and alumni. 



International Symposium on Ecodomy: Life in its Fullness - 01/09/2014
From Faculty of Theology

The Faculty of Theology is hosting a symposium from 27 to 28 October 2014, with regards to the Faculty Research Theme (FRT) Ecodomy: Life in its fullness.

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Book launch in honour of Prof Allan Boesak - 27/08/2014
From Centre for Public Theology

On 22 August, the Centre for Public Theology in the Faculty of Theology launched a book in honour of Prof Allan Boesak. The title of the book - Prophet from the South - is enthused by the Book of Amos 7:10-17, where everything was against Amos the prophet. Amos’s only justification for his prophetic authority was his submission to the divine command.

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Training opportunities: September to November 2014 - 27/08/2014
From Centre for Contextual Ministry

The Centre for Contextual Ministry offers training and development opportunities for church and community leaders.

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Research into SA’s unique ritual-liturgical landscape - 19/08/2014
From Practical Theology

Prof Cas Wepener, a C2-graded researcher from the Department Practical Theology at UP, is researching South Africa’s ritual-liturgical landscape, which he describes as a fairly unique landscape that cannot really be equated with that of any other country. Ritual expressions of religion and spirituality in South Africa challenges the traditional theological discipline of Liturgical Studies that was born and raised in the West, thereby providing interesting research possibilities into this discipline.

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SA's four deans of Theology meet to benchmark the discipline - 04/08/2014
From Faculty of Theology

The deans of the four South African faculties of Theology – housed in the universities of Pretoria, the Free State, North West and Stellenbosch – met in Bloemfontein on 4 August 2014, where they reflected on a model for benchmarking Theology in South Africa and exerting the Higher Education in a Digital Age (HEDA) model.

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