Discipline of Practical Theology

Prof M Elijah Baloyi

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Chair
Tel: +27 12 429 3705
E-mail: baloye@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Practical Theology) (University of Pretoria) (2008)
  • M.A. (Practical Theology) (Northwest University) (2001)
  • B.A. (Northwest University) (1998)
  • Candidacy Certificate (Northwest University) (1998)

NRF Rating

C2

Fields of academic interests

  • Pastoral care and counselling
  • African Marriage and Premarital Counselling issues
  • African Philosophies and indigenous knowledge
  • Gender studies
  • Reconciliation and transformation projects in SA
  • Church injustices within the Reformed Churches in South Africa

Field of Specialisation

  • Pastoral care and counselling in the context of African challenges
  • Africanisation of the Reformed theology
  • Marital and premarital counselling in African context
  • Gender imbalances in African context

Books

Available and will be provided upon request

Journal articles

Available and will be provided upon request

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • NRF Social Sciences and Humanities standing panel: 2020 to present
  • Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology:  April 2018 to present
  • Acting Chair of Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology: September 2016 - December 2017
  • Discipline leader for Practical theology: January 2014 –December 2016
  • Director Board member of Association of Christian Religious Practitioners (ACRP): January 2016 - present
  • Chairperson of the Board of Research Institute for Theology and Religion at Unisa (RITR): January 2019 to present
  • Society of Practical Theology in South Africa (SPTSA): Elected executive member of the society: 14 July 2016
  • Executive member of Society of Practical Theology in South Africa (SPTSA): January 2016 - Present