n HTS : Theological Studies - P.G.R. de Villiers Dedication - a tribute : editorial




The Editorial Board of HTS pays tribute to Prof Dr Pieter G.R. de Villiers, an internationally recognised scholar and esteemed colleague. Prof De Villiers has been the Executive Director of the Centre for Christian Spirituality and Ethics since 1990 and has been a Research Fellow and Professor Extraordinarius in Biblical Spirituality at the Department of Old and New Testament Studies at the Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State (since 2001). He is a member of 15 national and international academic societies (including invited membership of ). He has edited 15 books, authored four monographs, published 120 peer-reviewed academic articles and chapters in books as well as numerous general articles and book reviews. During his academic career (since 1971), Prof De Villiers has been a member of several editorial boards and served in the executive of various academic societies. Currently, he is the chairperson of South African Association for Spirituality (SPIRASA), the executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Christian Spirituality and Ethics, the chair of the Mysticism Group of the New Testament Society of South Africa and editor of LitNet Akademies (Godsdienswetenskappe). Since January 2008, he has been the organiser of the NAVNUT project (Nederlandse, Afrikaanse, Vlaamse Nuwe-Testament Projek) on social justice and violence, power and peace. Similar international collaboration between Dutch and South African scholars was also a catalyst for the founding of the HTS in 1943.


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