Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology

Discipline of Church History

  • Ever wonder how the church got to where it is today? 
  • Ever think about why it is that Christians think and worship and act in particular kinds of ways? 
  • Ever wonder how it is that the past influences the present?

If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then you ought to consider doing studies in Church History! Church History is foundational for all academic theology, because it is an exploration about the origin of the Christian community and how it has developed over time.  Worship, spirituality, faith and culture, doctrine, ways of understanding the Bible, Church-State relations -- all of these aspects of Church life (and many more!) have a past; they have grown and developed over the centuries. These are the kinds of things that you can study in Church History. 

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Admin: Mrs L Holmes TvW 5-128 +27 12 429 4040


Prof P Gundani TvW 6-124 +27 12 429 4085 gundaph@unisa
Prof E Oliver TvW 05-127 +27 12 429 4597
Prof M Mokhele TvW 8-28 +27 12 429 4706
Prof H Mogashoa TvW 5-130 +27 12 429 4566

Last modified: 2018/03/09