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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. 



Theology students celebrated Mandela Day on Robben Island - 25/07/2014
From Church History and Church Polity

Students in the Department of Church History and Polity and their lecturer, Dr Johan van der Merwe, visited the Western Cape from 14 to 21 July. While there, they had the opportunity to spend a night on Robben Island, in the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.

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The role of religion within society and culture researched - 22/07/2014
From Practical Theology

Religion is becoming more and more an important phenomenon within the global village. Therefore research on the role of religion in politics, sociology, psychology or cultural studies cannot be ignored, as it is persistently there in various forms.

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Resilience explored from a pastoral perspective in Princeton - 07/07/2014
From Practical Theology

Prof Yolanda Dreyer, Head of UPís Department of Practical Theology with a C2 rating from the NRF, attended a research meeting in Princeton, USA, to discuss new trends in practical theology. She also presented a paper at the meeting.

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Training opportunities: July to September2014 - 27/06/2014
From Centre for Contextual Ministry

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

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New findings made through a fresh research approach to parables - 19/06/2014
From New Testament Studies

Through his research of the parables in the setting of the historical Jesus (27-30 CE), Prof Ernest van Eck, a lecturer in UPís Department of New Testament Studies with a C3 NRF-rating, aims to make a difference in the postmodern society. Prof Van Eck feels strongly about social justice and his research is centered around it.

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