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Systematic Theology & Ecclesiology (STE)

​​​​​​​​​​​​Ecclesiology focuses theologically on the history and polity of the church, therefore modules are taught in Church History and Church Polity. In Church History attention is given to church and theological history from the time of the early Christians/church until our present age. The South African context and the Reformed tradition receive special attention within an ecumenical framework. In Church Polity the focus is on the way in which our theological thinking about the church (our ecclesiology) can take on form in the order within and for the church.

Systematic Theology studies Christian Faith as well as Christian Ethics. In Christian Faith the content of the Christian tradition - often summarised in confessions and doctrines concerning God (including God's revelation and knowledge of God, God's creation, God's providential care, God's image, humankind), Jesus Christ (including his person, life and work of salvation) and the Holy Spirit (including the life-giving work of the Spirit, the church, the sacraments, the ends of creation) - is studied in the light of contemporary questions, claims and experiences.

​In Ethics the foundation of Christian morality is researched. It is oft​​en summarised in questions about what morality is and how it can be founded, what constitutes a moral society, how moral people behave, what moral actions are in view of specific ethical questions, and whether Christians should adhere to a particular form of morality.


 

 STE Staff

 

 

Dr.Departmental chair: Systematic TheologyDr.Dion Forsterdionforster@sun.ac.za+27 21 808 3250http://www.dionforster.com/about-me/, Personal website
Prof.Distinguished Professor: Systematic Theology, DogmaticsProf.Dirkie Smitdjs1@sun.ac.za+2721 808 3258http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/theology/Pages/Academic%20CV%27s/ProfDJSmit.aspx, Academic CV
Prof.EcclesiologyProf.Robert Vosloorrvosloo@sun.ac.za+27 21 808 3256http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/theology/Pages/Academic%20CV%27s/ProfRVosloo.aspx, Academic CV
Prof.EcclesiologyProf.Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffelmapvanhuffel@sun.ac.za+2721 808 9038http://sun.academia.edu/MaryAnnPlaatjiesvanHuffel, http://sun.academia.edu/MaryAnnPlaatjiesvanHuffel
Dr.Systematic Theology, EcclesiologyDr.Retief Mullerretiefmuller@sun.ac.za+2721 808 9093https://sun.academia.edu/RMuller, Academic CV
Dr.Systematic TheologyDr.Nadia Maraisnadiam@sun.ac.za+27 21 808 3262https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nadia-marais/14/307/125, https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nadia-marais/14/307/125
Ms. Wilma RiekertAdministrationMs. Wilma Riekertwriek@sun.ac.za+2721 808 3576