Prof. dr. Jacobus (Kobus) Kok

Prof. dr. Jacobus (Kobus) Kok

Hoogleraar en vakgroepvoorzitter Nieuwe Testament

e: kobus.kok@etf.edu

w: http://up-za.academia.edu/KobusKok

Education, degrees
  • 2017: Philosophiae Doctor. Theology: Religious Studies and Missiology, University of Pretoria.
  • 2008: Philosophiae Doctor. Theology: New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria (summa cum laude).
  • 2004: Magister Theologiae. Theology: New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria (summa cum laude).
  • 2003: Magister Divinitatis. Theology, University of Pretoria  (summa cum laude).
  • 2001: Baccalaureus Theologiae. Theology, University of Pretoria.
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2018-2021: Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria (honorary position)
  • 2018-present: Full time – Professor/Hoogleraar, ETF Leuven
  • 2016-present: Chairman of the Department of New Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 2015-2018: Full time – Associate Professor, ETF Leuven
  • 2012-2015: Full time – Associate Professor, University of Pretoria
  • 2012: Guest/Research Professor at the Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2010-2015: Guest/Research Professor at Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • 2009-2011: Full time – Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria
Academic memberships
  • SNTC – Studiosorum Novi Testamenti Conventus
  • EABS – European Association of Biblical Studies
  • NOSTER – Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion
  • Selected as Executive Board Member of the New Testament Society of Southern Africa (2015-2018)
  • SBL steering committee member of the Health and Disability session of the International Society of Biblical Literature (2013-2014)
  • SBL – Society of Biblical Literature
  • SBL – Health and Disability steering committee member
  • Context Group
  • NTWSA – New Testament Society of South Africa
  • NENT – Navorsingseenheid van die Nuwe Testament
  • DAAD – Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst Stipendium alumni
Selected Bibliography


Books

  • With Steven C. van den Heuvel (eds.). Leading in a VUCA-World: Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality. Studies in Management Science. Cham: Springer, 2019.
  • Ja vir God, Nee vir die Kerk? [Yes to God, no to the Church?]. Carpe Diem Media, Vanderbijlpark, 2018, 302 pp.
  • Jacobus Kok et al. (eds.). Jan van der Watt Festschrift Dedication, In Luce Verbi 51, no. 3 (2017).
  • “Drawing and Transcending Boundaries.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Department Religious Studies and Missiology, University of Pretoria, 2017, i + 279 pp.
  • New Perspectives on Healing, Restoration and Reconciliation in John’s Gospel. Biblical Interpretation Series 146. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  • With T. Nicklas, D. Roth, and C. Hays (eds.). Sensitivity towards Outsiders: Exploring the dynamic relationship between mission and ethics in the New Testament and Early Christianity. WUNT II 364. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014, 665 pp.
  • With J.A. Dunne (eds.). Insiders versus Outsiders, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 14, Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2014, 300 pp.
  • With E. Van Eck (eds.). Unlocking the World of Jesus, Pretoria: Biblaridion, 2011, 113 pp.
  • Die Metodiek van Eksegese. Pretoria: Crink, 2010, 193 pp.
  • Revolusie. Pretoria: Crink, 2010, 209 pp.
  • Siekte en gebrokenheid teenoor genesing en restourasie in Johannes.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Department New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria, 2008, vii + 492 pp.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • With Steven van den Heuvel. “Preface.” In Leading in a VUCA World: Integrating Leadership, Spirituality, and Discernment, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, v-xii. Contributions to Management Science. Cham: Springer, 2019.
  • With Barney Jordaan. “Metanarraphors We Lead and Mediate by: Insights from Cognitive Metaphor Theory in the Context of Mediation in a VUCA World.” In Leading in a VUCA World: Integrating Leadership, Spirituality, and Discernment, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, 1–26. Contributions to Management Science. Cham: Springer, 2019.
  • “No Shades of Grey? Jesus and the Creation of Liminal Identity and Space as Locus of God’s Presence: An Essay in Honour of Halvor Moxnes.” In The Bible and Sociological Contours. Some South African Perspectives. Festschrift for Professor Halvor Moxnes, edited by Zorodzai Dube, Loreen Maseno-Ouma, and Elia Shabani Mligo, 111–25. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018.
  • With Jack Barentsen. “Leadership, (Super)Diversity and Identity Construction.” In Increasing Diversity: Loss of Control or Adaptive Identity Construction, edited by Jack Barentsen, Volker Kessler, and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 3-18. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 5. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • With J. Dunne. “Participation in Christ and Missional Dynamics in Galatians.” In Participation, Justification and Conversion, edited by Athanasios Despotis, 59–88. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II 442. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.
  • With Bastiaan A. de Winter. “What’s in the Name? The conundrum of ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τούτῳ versus ἐν τῷ μέρει τούτῳ? A Text-Critical Investigation of 1 Peter 4:16 and Its Implication for the Afrikaans-Greek Interlinear Translation.” In die Skriflig 51, no. 3 (2017): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i3.2103
  • Why (Suffering) Women Matter for the Heart of Transformative Missional Theology Perspectives on Empowered Women and Mission in the New Testament and Early Christianity.HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72, no. 4 (2016): 1–9.
  • With W.P. Maqoma. “The Imago Dei Weltanschauung as Narrative Motif within the Corinthian Correspondence.” Verbum et Ecclesia 37, no. 1 (2016): 1–9.
  • The plenipotentiary idea as Leitmotiv in John’s Gospel.” In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 49, No 2 (2015), 9 pages. doi: 10.4102/ids.v49i2.1923.
  • The radicality of early Christian Oikodome: A theology that edifies insiders and Outsiders.” Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 36, No 3 (2015), 12 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1441.
  • “Christology in the Making: The problem of Worshiping and Honoring Angels in Colossians.” In: Marius Nel, Jan G. van der Watt, Fika J. van Rensburg (eds.). The New Testament in the Graeco-Roman World: Articles in Honor of Abe Malherbe. Theology in Africa 4. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2015, 145-170.
  • With D.T. Roth. “Sensitivity to Outsiders and the dynamic relationship between mission and ethos.” In: T. Nicklas, D. Roth, and C. Hays (eds.). Sensitivity towards Outsiders: Exploring the dynamic relationship between mission and ethics in the New Testament and Early Christianity. WUNT II 364. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014, 11-26.
  • “Cheating” and “Killing” In: R.L. Brawley (ed.). Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Social identity complexity theory as heuristic tool in New Testament Studies.” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70/1 (2014), Art. #2708, 9 pages. dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2708
  • “Mission and Ethics in 1 Corinthians.” In: J. Kok and J.A. Dunne (eds.). Insiders versus Outsiders. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2014.
  • “Mission and Ethics in 1 Galatians.” In: J. Kok and J.A. Dunne (eds.). Insiders versus Outsiders. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2014.
  • “The dynamic relationship between Mission and Ethics.” In: J. Kok and J.A. Dunne (eds.). Insiders versus Outsiders. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2014.
  • “‘Earth’ in the New Testament.” In: D.C. Allison, Jr., e.a. (eds.). Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Vol. 7. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.
  • A comparison between James and Philodemus on moral exhortation, communal confession and correctio fraterna, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69/1 (2013), Art. #1927, 8 pp.  dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v69i1.1927.
  • “‘Confession’ the New Testament.” In: D.C. Allison, Jr., e.a. (eds.). Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Vol. 5. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
  • Aussendung / Mission / Apostel.” In: S. Alkier (ed.). Wissenschaftliches Bibellexikon. Neutestamentlicher Teil (WiBilex). Berlin 2012.
  • “Jezus in ontwikkeling”, Schrift 44/6 (2012), Schrift 264 Lucas.
  • Etiek van sending as anti-Kyriargale bemagtiging en liefdesdiens: ‘n fokus op 1 Tessalonisense en mag of bemagtiging.” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68/1 (2012), Art. #1170, 11 pages. dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1170.
  • “A theology of reconciliation in contexts of conflict and change.” Churchman 126/3 (2012), 227-246.
  • The Healing of the Blind man in John.” Journal of Early Christian History 2/2 (2012), 36-62.
  • Mission and Ethis in 1 Corintians: Reconciliation, corporate solidarity and other-regard as missional strategy in the Corinthian correspondence.HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68/1 (2012), Art. #1222, 11 pp. dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1222.
  • With J.G. van der Watt. “Violence in a Gospel of love.” In G.R. de Villiers and J.W. van Henten (eds). Coping with violence in the New Testament.  Studies in Theology and Religion 16. Brill: Leiden, 2012, 151-184.
  • Mission and Ethics in Galatians.HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67/1 (2011), Art. #896, 10 pages. dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i1.896.
  • The chaos of the cross as the fractal of life: the birth of the post resurrection, missional dimension in John.” Neotestamenica 45/1 (2011), 130-145.
  • “Die slag van Armageddon.” In H. Stander (ed.). Die Eindtyd. Vanderbijlpark: Carpe Diem, 2011, 217-227.
  • With M. Zimmermann, M. “‘Arm’ und ‘reich’ sind immer die anderen. Kontextuelle Kindertheologie am Beispiel des Gleichnisses ‘Vom reichen Mann und armen Lazarus’ (Lk 16, 19-31).” In: A. Bucher (ed.). Jahrbuch für Kindertheologie (JaBuKi). Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag, 2010, 119-131.
  • Die rol van die etiek in die prediking: Nuwe navorsing in Nuwe Testamentiese etiek en die implikasie daarvan vir die prediking.” Verbum et Ecclesia 31/1 (2010), Art. #375, 10 pp. dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v3lil.375.
  • The new perspective(s) on Paul and its implication for ethics and mission.” Acta Patristica et Byzantina, 21/1 (2010), 3-17.
  • Die Irrglaube in Kolosse: Aanbidding van of met engele in Kolossense 2:18?” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 66/1 (2010), Art. #765, 7 pages. dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v66i1.765.
  • With C.J.P. Niemandt. “(Re) discovering a missional-incarnational ethos.” HTS Teologiese  Studies/Theological Studies 65(1), Art. #274, 7 pages.  dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.274
  • Opstanding van Jesus as kulminerende genesings-handeling in Johannes.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64/4 (2008), 1813-1835.
  • With J.G. van der Watt. “Geweld in ’n evangelie van liefde: die Evangelie van Johannes se perspektief op geweld teen Jesus en sy dissipels.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64/3 (2008), 1793-1812.
  • With J.G. van der Watt. “Jesus en sy dissipels se reaksie op geweld in die Johannesevangelie.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64/3 (2008), 1813-1835.