Discipline of Systematic Theology

Prof LJ Modise

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Associate Professor
Tel: +27 12 429 4646
E-mail: modislj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • D.Th. (Systematic Theology) (University of South Africa) (2009);
  • M.Ed. (Educational Management) (University of North West) (2011);
  • B.Div. (University of Limpopo) (1998):
  • B.Ed. (Hons.) (University of North West) (2005);
  • B.A. (University of Limpopo) (1994)

Fields of academic interests

  • God, human Wellness and Ecology;
  • Faith and politics
  • Liberation theology in relation to land and Poverty
  • Black theology and Black church as inclusive institution
  • Confessional theology and church discipline (Church Polity)

Field of Specialisation

  • Systematic theology
  • Educational management

Books

  • 2013, The impact of Model 'C' Schooling on Africanisation of Potential African Intellectuals (The African Union Ten years After: Solving African Problems with pan Africanism, Edition: First edition, Chapter: 4, Publisher: AISA Publishers, Editors: Muchie Mammo; Akpor Oghenerobor B, pp.564).
  • 2015, Liberation theology as ding theology in the post-apartheid South Africa: Theoretical and practical perspectives (African theological reflections: critical voices on liberation, leadership, gender and eco-justice, UNISA PRESS, Editors: FH Chimahnda, VMS Molobi & ID Mothoagae
  • 2017. Belhar Confession of faith: A Spirituality sense- making confession. (In Belhar confession: The embracing confession of faith in church and society. Sun Press, Editors: LJ Modise and MA Plaatjie-van Huffel ).
  • 2017, The Dutch Reformed Church in Africa’s bumpy road to the establishment of Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa: from Tshilidzini to Pretoria 1971-1991 (In book: Reformed Churches in South Africa and the struggle for justice: Remembering 1960-1990, Edition: first, Publisher: Sun Press, Editors: Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel and Robert Vosloo, pp.118-132)
  • 2017. The Unification process in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) family and Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA): The confessional basis and confession of Belhar (In Belhar confession: The embracing confession of faith in church and society. Sun Press, Editors: LJ Modise and MA Plaatjie-van Huffel ).

Journal articles

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Discipline leader  of Systematic Theology from 2012- 2017
  • Member of College Ethics committee
  • Member of Marketing committee

Projects

  • Writing booking on God of the poor
  • Editing book on: Reflections on Homosexuality (LGBTQI) in the Church in South Africa: Theological perspective.

Other

Supervision of Masters and Doctoral students to completion

  • 5 Masters produced
  • 6 Doctorates produced