Original Research - Special Collection: Centenary Festschrift

The Department of New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria (Dutch Reformed Church) 1938– 2008

Jan van der Watt, Andrie du Toit, Stephan Joubert
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 30, No 3 | a181 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v30i3.181 | © 2009 Jan van der Watt, Andrie du Toit, Stephan Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 September 2009 | Published: 17 December 2009

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Jan van der Watt, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Andrie du Toit, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Stephan Joubert, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This article deals with the history of the Department of New Testament Studies at the University of Pretoria from 1938 to 2008. The focus falls on the permanent staff members and their contributions during this period. The article begins with a discussion of the life and career of Prof. E.P. Groenewald. It then proceeds to the more diff cult time of cultural boycotts, with Profs A.B. du Toit and F. Botha as members of the Department at that time. Then the careers of Profs J.G. van der Watt and S.J. Joubert are discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of the contribution made by Prof. G.J. Steyn.


E.P. Groenewald; A.B. du Toit; J.G. van der Watt; S.J. Joubert; G.J. Steyn


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