Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies

Prof GP Hendricks

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: Biblical and Ancient Studies
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 6614


  • Diploma of Theology
  • BTh (Hons)
  • B.A. Hons
  • MTh
  • PhD

Fields of academic interests

  • Orality and Literacy and the New Testament
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics
  • Subaltern Studies (Otherness in the Reading of the Text)

Field of Specialisation

  • New Testament (John’s Gospel)
  • Orality and Literacy-New Testament
  • Philosophy of Religion - Derridarean Deconstruction
  • Systematic Theology (Wesleyanism)

Journal articles

  • 2012. "Logos, deconstruction-writing, ideology and the false social construction of meaning and representation." Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 38 (Supplement): 153-79.
  • 2014. "A Derridarean critique of Logocentrism as opposed to Textcentrism in John1v1." Koers 79.1:1-8 (online).
  • 2014. "A philosophical and historical interpretation of the concept Logos in John 1:1 From the perspective of orality and literacy." Scriptura 113.1:1-13.
  • 2015. "Deconstruction the end of writing: 'Everything is a text, there is nothing outside context.'" Verbum et Ecclesia 37.1:1-9 (online).
  • 2019  “Connectivism as a Learning Theory and Its Relation to Open Distance Education.” Progressio  41.1.2019
  • 2019 “Orality-if anything, Imagination, resistance in dialogue with the discourse of the historical ‘Other’ HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75(4)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Former treasurer of the New Testament Society of Southern Africa (NTSSA)


  • Project  2012 - Founder of the Unitech Learning, Teaching and Career Development Centre - Durban
  • Project  2016 - Working on the first online Wesleyan Seminary for KZN
  • 2021-Odel Research Project