Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology

Prof E Oliver

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology
Professor
Tel: 012 429 4597
E-mail: Olivee@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA (1983 UP)
  • BA Hons (1984 UP)
  • BD (1987 UP)
  • M.Div (1989 UP)
  • D.Th (2005 Unisa)
  • M.Ed in ODL (2016 Unisa)

Fields of academic interests

  • Theology
  • Church History
  • History and society
  • South African Church History
  • ODL
  • Effective Higher education
  • Technology in higher education
  • Gamification
  • Assessment

Field of Specialisation

  • Church History
  • ODL

Journal articles

  • Oliver, W; Oliver , E. 2020. Sola Scriptura: Authority versus Interpretation? Acta Theologica 40 (1):103-124 https://dx.doi.org/10.18820/23099089/actat.v40i1.12
  • Oliver, E. 2019. The church in dire straits. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75 (4) Special collection: The Church in need of change (agency), 5577 https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5577
  • Oliver, WH & Oliver, E. 2019. Proud to be African. African Insight 49(1). June 2019.
  • Oliver, E. 2019. Openness for student-centredness: A South African perspective, In Singh, D. & Makhanya, M. (Eds).  2019. Essays in Online education. A global perspective, Chapter 6 pp 60-71.
  • Oliver, E. 2019. The Great Emergence: An exposition’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 75(4), a5398  https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5398
  • Oliver, E., 2019. ‘Religious Afrikaners, irreligious in conflicts’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75 (1), a5204. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i1.5204
  • Oliver, E. 2019. The triangle of effective education – implemented for Theology. HTS Special Collection: OEH: The Online Educated Human, sub-edited by Ignatius   Gous (UNISA), in HTS Volume 75, (1), a5234 https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i1.5234
  • Oliver, W.H & Oliver, E. 2019. God as one. HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies 75 (1), a495 https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i1.4959
  • Oliver, E. 2018. Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) for theological education. Verbum et Ecclesia 39 (1), a1900 https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v39i1.1900
  • Oliver, E. 2018. Change Agency and Higher Education in South Africa. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies74 (3), a5133. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/hts.v74i3.5133
  • Oliver, E. 2018. Blended learning for teaching Theology. Verbum et Ecclesia 39(1), a1894 https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v39i1.1894
  • Theron, J. & Oliver, E. 2018. Changing attitudes towards the crusades, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies74 (1), a4691. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i1.4691
  • Oliver, E. 2017. Gamification as transformative assessment in Higher Education, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73 (3), a4527. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4527
  • Oliver, E. & Oliver, WH. 2017. The colonisation of South Africa: A unique case, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73 (3), a4498. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4498
  • Oliver, E. Tshabele, V. Baartman, F. Masooa A. & Laister, L. 2017. Can Christians really make a difference? A response to the call for change to make the world a better place, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73 (3), 4351. Special collection: Reformation, Transformation, Change Agency. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4351
  • Oliver, E. & Oliver, WH. 2017. An African Reformation, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73 (3), 4386. Special collection: Reformation, Transformation, Change Agency. https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4386
  • Oliver, E. & Oliver, WH. 2016. Regina Mundi: Serving the liberation movement in South Africa, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72 (1), a3409 https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3409
  • Oliver, E. 2016. A move towards heutagogy to empower theology students, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72 (1), a3394. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3394
  • Oliver, E. 2016. Theology: still a queen of science in the post-modern era, In die Skriflig/In luce verbi 50 (1), a2064. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i1.2064
  • Oliver, E. 2015. Alternative assessment to enhance Theological education, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71 (3), a3002. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i3.3002
  • Oliver, E. 2014. The Afrikaner Nation’s Search for a Christian Identity as a Consequence of the Reformed Theology that was Practiced between 1961 and 1990, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 54 (1&2), pp. 285-299.
  • Oliver, E. 2014. Theological education with the help of technology, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70 (1), a2643. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2643
  • Oliver, WH & Oliver, E. 2013. Tuisonderwys: 'n Uitdagende alternatief vir hoofstroomonderwys in SA, Tydskrif vir Christelike wetenskap/Journal for Christian scholarship, 2013 (4), pp. 237-274.
  • Oliver, E. 2013. Teaching Open Distance Learning (ODL) undergraduates in Theology to become effective change agents, Verbum et Ecclesia34(1) Art. #845, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v34i1.845
  • Oliver, E. 2012. Closing gaps in Open Distance Learning for Theology students, Acta Theologica 32 (2), 162-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v32i2.10
  • Oliver, E. 2011. Violence: The Church is part of the problem, Verbum et Ecclesia 32(2), Art. #510, 5 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v32i2.510
  • Oliver, E. 2011. The history of Afrikaans speaking churches in South Africa and the option of ecumenism, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 37 (1), 39-57.
  • Oliver, E. 2011. South Africa: The arduous task of facing our religious past, Acta Theologica 2011 (1), 72-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v31i1.5
  • Oliver, E. 2010. Redefining Christianity as an identity frame for Afrikaners, Journal for Alternative Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Oliver, E. 2010. Afrikaner Christianity and the concept of empire, Verbum et Ecclesia 31 (1), Art. #393 http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.393
  • Oliver, E. 2009. His blood I will require from your hands, The issue of theological education for the laity, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 35, Suplementum, 67-79.
  • Oliver, E. 2009. Suid-Afrikaanse Calvinisme onder die loep, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 35 (2), 169-182.
  • Oliver, E. 2008. South Africa: From Calvinistic exclusivism to religious freedom 1652-2008, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 34 (1), 93-114.
  • Oliver, E. 2008. Die invloed van die Christelike geloof op die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing, In die Skriflig 42 (2), 305-326.
  • Oliver, E. 2008. Vrouepredikante in die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika: ‘n opdraande stryd, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae SHE, Special supplement, 213-233.
  • Oliver, E. 2007. Die rol en taak van die kerk ten opsigte van begrafnisgebruike, Verbum et Ecclesia 28 (2), 558-579.
  • Oliver, E. 2007. ‘n Historiese perspektief op onderwys en opvoeding, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif (NGTT) 48 (3&4), 583-594.
  • Oliver, E. 2007. Thoughts on writing Afrikaner church history, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae SHE 33 (1), 23-40.
  • Oliver, E. 2006. Afrikaner Spirituality: A complex mixture, Hervormde Teologiese Strudies 62 (4), 1469-1487.
  • Oliver, E. 2006. Sunday School: Past and Present, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 32 (1), 117-134.
  • Oliver, E. 1993. Geskiedskrywing, HTS 49 (4), 887-893.
  • Oliver, E. 1992. Ds Dirk van der Hoff se bydrae tot die ontwikkeling van die Christelik-Nasionale Onderwysstelsel in die Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek, HTS 48 (3&4), 871-882.
  • Oliver, E & Pont, AD. 1990. Dirk van der Hoff: Skeurmaker? HTS 46 (3), 414-427

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • 2017-2021: Guest editor HTS Change Agency Project special collection
  • 2021: Executive board member: HELTASA
  • Since 2018    Editorial board member of the International Journal of Arts and Social Science (IJASS)
  • Since 2018    Member of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning   Association
  • Since 2017    Founding member of Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa
  • Since 2016    Founding member of the Postgraduate Forum for Southern Africa
  • Since 2015    Associate membership of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • Since 2015    Scientific Committee Member of the International Association of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management Researchers (HSSMR-UAE)
  • Since 2014    Academician of Social Sciences. International Academic of Social Sciences
  • Since 2014    Member of the Australian Historical Association
  • Since 2014    Member of Higher Education Learning and teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA)
  • Since 2011    Member of American Academy of Religion
  • 2009-2015     Secretary of the Church History Society of Southern Africa                 
  • Since 2008    Member of International Editorial board: Journal of alternative perspectives in the Social Sciences                          
  • Since 2006    Member of the American Society of Church History
  • Since 2004    Member of the Church History Society of Southern Africa 

Projects

  • CAP: Change agency project
  • Meal of peace