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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

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VAN HUFFEL, Mary-Anne Plaatjies. The remarkable career of Christina Landman, pioneer feminist theologian rooted in the reformed tradition. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2014, vol.40, suppl.1, pp. 64-83. ISSN 2412-4265.

This article celebrates the contribution of Christina Landman as a noted scholar and church leader. Landman's exemplary career and contributions as an acclaimed church historian, theologian, writer, lecture specialising in the area of gender and church leader will serve as a continuous source of inspiration for generations to come. Her contributions have had a substantial impact on both the church and society in South Africa. Firstly, an overview of her academic history will be given. Then, attention will be given to Landman's service on numerous boards and committees. Finally, the projects spearheaded by Landman at the Research Institute for Theology and Religion will be highlighted. In an attempt to find a unified theme around which to organise her contribution, the following was chosen: gender, healing, oral history, and her engagement as a local pastor and in church polity (not because these represent the full spectrum of Landman's work, but because they represent some of the key insights of her approach to doing theology).

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