Prof. dr. Johannes Hofmeyr

Prof. dr. Johannes Hofmeyr

Gasthoogleraar Historische Theologie

e: johannes.hofmeyr@etf.edu

Education, degrees
  • 1975: ThD (Dr. theol.), Theologische Universiteit Kampen (Oudestraat), The Netherlands
  • 1971: Bachelor of Divinity, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1970: Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1967: Bachlor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2014-present: Vice Chancellor and Rector at Nkhoma University, Malawi
  • 2007-present: Guestprofessor of Historical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2007-present: Research Fellow, Andrew Walls Study Centre, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom
  • 2007-present: Extraordinary Professor, Dept. of Church History, University of Free State
  • 2007-present: Research Fellow, Dept. Church History, University of South Africa (Unisa)
  • 1990-2007: Professor and Head of the Dept. of Church History, University of Pretoria
  • 1977-1990: Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Church History, University of South Africa (Unisa)
Academic memberships
  • Member, executive member and previous president of “Church History Society of Southern Africa”
  • Founding and executive member of “Currents in World Christianity Project” (CWC) (USA)
  • Member of the “Workgroup Faith and History” (UK)
  • Member of the “International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS)”
  • Member of the “American Society of Church History”
  • Member of the “Working Commission of Church History in the Third World (EATWOT)”
Selected Bibliography


Books

  • Contributor to: F. Pretorius (ed.). A History of South Africa: From the Distant Past to the Present Day. Pretoria : Protea Book House, 2014,
  • With K. Smith, C. Smit, J. Du Toit, and Alan Smith. Wakkerstroom: jewel of Mpumalanga = juweel van Mpumalanga. Centurion: Mediakor, 2009, x+191 pp.
  • Co-author of a chapter, “Our pilgrimage to Dutch Reformed Unity”, Pretoria, 2008 (pp 157)
  • Contributor to: F. Gaum e.a. (eds.). Christelike kernensiklopedie: CKE. Wellington: Lux Verbi. BM, 2008, 1212 pp. (Author of 120 entries.)
  • Contributor to: R. Nel and H. Du Toit. Ons Pelgrimstog na eenheid = Our pilgrimage to unity: conversations on healing and reconciliation within the Dutch Reformed Church family. Perspectives on Christianity 5/2,  Pretoria: University of Pretoria 2007, 157 pp.
  • Contributor to: K.U. Ogbu (ed.). African Christianity: An African Story. Pretoria: University of. Pretoria Press, 2005, xx+631.
  • Contributor to: Du Toit, Flip (ed.). Moeisame pad na vernuwing: die NG Kerk se pad van isolasie en die soeke na ’n nuwe relevansie. Bloemfontein: Barnabas, 2002, xix+264 pp.
  • With G. Hofmeyr (ed.). NG Kerk 350. Wellington: Lux Verbi. BM, 2002, 252 pp. (Also author of many entries.)
  • With C. J. S. Lombaard, and P. J. Maritz (eds.). 1948 plus fifty years: theology, apartheid and church: past, present and future. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, 2001, xi+235 pp.
  • Wit G.J. Pillay (eds.). A history of Christianity in South Africa. Pretoria 1994, xxv+320 pp. (Also author of a chapter.)
  • With J.H. Rykheer and J.M. Nel (eds.). History of the church in Southern Africa. Vol. 3, A select bibliography of published material 1985-1989. Studia Composita 16. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1991, xi+504 pp.
  • With J.A. Millard and C.J.J. Froneman (eds.). History of the church in South Africa. A document and source book. Studia Composita 11. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1991, xvii+436 pp.
  • With J.H. Rykheer and J.M. Nel (eds.). A select bibliography of periodical articles on Southern African church history, I: 1975–1989. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1991, xxv+305 pp.
  • Die Nederlandse Nadere Reformasie en sy invloed op twee kontinente: ’n vergelyking van die invloed en deurwerking van enkele aspekte van die Nederlandse Nadere Reformasie in die Suid-Afrikaanse en Noord-Amerikaanse kontekste. Studia originalia 10. Pretoria: Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, 1989, 159 pp.
  • Editor of: Martin Luther: leef! Peferate gelewer ten tye van die 500-jarige herdenking van Luther se geboortejaar = Martin Luther: lives! Papers delivered during the 500th commemoration year of Luther’s birth. Miscellanea congregalia / UNISA 23, Pretoria: Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, 1983, 90 pp.
  • Johannes Hoornbeeck as polemikus. Kampen: Kok, 1975, 246 pp.

Journal Articles

  • “Celebrating 40 years of the ‘Church History Society of SA’ in 2010 and 40 years of the journal ‘Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae’ in 2014.” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 40 (2014): 17-30.
  • “Die resepsie van die Heidelbergse Kategismus (Sondag 17 en 22) insake die opstanding in die negentiende-eeuse Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (Deel 1).” In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 47, no. 2 (2013), 8 pages
  •  “Die resepsie van die Heidelbergse Kategismus (Sondag 17 en 22) insake die opstanding in die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk sedert 2000 (Deel 2).” In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 47, no. 2 (2013), 9 pages.
  • With R.N. Fiedler. “The birth and growth of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians in Malawi 1989-2011.” Studia historiae ecclesiasticae 37, no. 2 (2011): 191–206.
  • With M.R. Kuznetsova. “The Pashkovite women in Russia.” Studia historiae ecclesiasticae 36, no. 2 (2010): 113–133.
  • “The Church History Society of Southern Africa (CHSSA) attempting to come of age.” Acta theologica 30, no. 1 (2010): 52-63
  • “Calvin, Augustine of Hippo and South Africa: in discussion with Johannes van Oort.” In die Skriflig 44, no. 3 ( 2010): 91–104.
  • “ ’n Era van verandering vir die NG Kerk in Suid-Afrika sedert 1990.” Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif  50, no. 1+2 (2009).
  • “’n Perspektief op Flip van der Watt en sy geskiedenis van die NG Kerkfamilie.” Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif  49, no. 3 (2008).
  • “Post independent mainline churches in Africa(1975-2000).” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 60, no. 4 (2004), 1307-1332.
  • “Teologiekroniek: ‘n Kairosmoment in Suid-Afrika.” Verbum et Ecclesia 25, no. 1 (2004).
  • “Leadership through theological education: two case studies in South African history.” Verbum et Ecclesia 23, n. 3 (2002).
  • “Enkele migrasiebewegings wêreldwyd en die invloed daarvan op kerk en teologie.” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 28, no. 2 (2002).
  • “Movements of the spiritual life: a discussion on certain aspects of spirituality.” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 25, no. 2 (1999).
  • “Challenges for writing Church History in Africa in a global age: a Zambian perspective.” Skrif en Kerk 19, no. 1 (1998).
  • “Kerkvereniging en Kerkreg: geskiedenis, beginsel en praktyk.” Skrif en Kerk 17, no. 2 (1996).
  • “Christianity in the Southern African context in a period of democratisation(1990-1994).” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 20, no. 1 (1994).
  • “Enkele onlangse ontwikkelinge op die terrein van die Kerkgeskiedenis elders ter wereld.” Skrif en Kerk 14, no. 2 (1993).
  • “The Church History Society of Southern Africa: coming of age or not?(1970-1991).” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 17, no. 1 (1991).
  • “Flip van der Watt as kerkhistorikus en kerkregtelike: ‘n kritiese waardering.” Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 32, no. 3 (1991).
  • “Some fruits of the Second Reformation in the Netherlands, North America and South Africa.” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 76 (1991).